Bobotie

Bobotie is a traditional South African meal with both Malay & Dutch influences.

Bobotie is a delicious mix of mildly curried beef, mixed with an array of spices and offset with dried fruits, including raisins and apricots.  The flavours blend and balance each other perfectly.  Topped with an egg and milk custard and you have a beautiful crowd pleasing dish.

There are many variations to this dish and you can use lamb or pork mince as alternates or evens combinations.

Out of the oven this is a fairly ‘dry’ casserole.  I like to serve it with rice, so I use Jasmine rice as a good pick being a more moist rice option.

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Bobotie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 170°C (fan forced)
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and cook until tender (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add beef mince, mashed toast, curry powder, tumeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, chilli flakes, cinnamon sugar, white sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, almonds, apricots & raisins. Also add one whisked egg.
  5. Stir and mix all the contents together under well combined.
  6. Transfer mixture to a baking dish. Place Bay leaves on top and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Remove baking dish from oven. Whisk remaining two eggs and milk together and pour over the top of the meat and bake for a further 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned on top
  8. Serve with rice
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