Bobotie

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Serves: 8

By DelGirl

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Ingredients

  • 2 onion, sliced

  • 30ml oil

  • 375ml milk

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 5 tsp curry powder

  • 1 pinch turmeric

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 thick sliced white bread

  • 1kg minced beef

  • 1 bay leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 tbsp chutney

  • 1 tbsp smooth apricot jam

  • 5 tsp brown vinegar

  • 60g sultanas

  • 15g butter

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Method

  1. Remove crusts and soak the bread in the milk.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large pan and fry the onions and garlic. When the onions are soft, add the curry powder, salt, chutney, jam, worcester sauce, tumeric and vinegar and mix well.
  3. Drain and mash the bread and reserve the milk. Add the bread to the pan together with the mince and sultanas.
  4. Cook over a low heat and stir. When the meat begins to turn brown, remove from the heat.
  5. Add 1 beaten egg and mix well then spoon into a greased 30 x 15cm baking dish and level the top.
  6. Beat the remaining eggs with the reserved milk (you should have 300ml) and the salt and tumeric. Pour over the meat mixture and put a few bay leaves on top.
  7. Stand in a bain-marie and bake uncovered, at 180C, 350F or gas 4 for 1 hour or until set.
    Serve with rice, coconut, chutney, nuts and bananas.

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Main Course

  • Meat

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • beef

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  • DelGirl 20/01/08 19:42

    This is a really easy dish to do and can be easily adapted. Though it's traditionally done in an oven dish and bain-marie, I also do a quick version without the egg, milk and bread and just cook it in a wok or frying pan like you would bolognese. I always the leave the dried fruit out as well as I don't personally like them but it's very tasty but not too spicy. I have said that it is ok to freeze but I haven't tried freezing it with the egg topping, and probably wouldn't. You could always add it after.