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Bobotie Mince Dish (South African)

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Serves 6 | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 55 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Bobotie (bobotjie) is a South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. It is thought to have originated from the Indonesian dish Bobotok and was brought to South Africa by the Dutch Colonists. Since then it has been adopted by the Cape Malay community.

This is a great casual meal that everyone enjoys! Best served with Yellow Rice and Chutney (South African, Mrs Balls chutney is the best)

Submitted by: "Carine Schultz"

Ingredients You'll Need

BOBOTIE Ingredients
2 Apples - peeled and chopped
1 Onion - chopped
1 tablespoon Butter
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 tablespoon Curry Powder
1 tablespoon Apricot Jam
4 tablespoons Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Slices White Bread
350ml Milk
500g Lean Ground Mince Beef
1/3 Cup Almonds
4 Bay Leaves
2 Eggs

YELLOW RICE Ingredients
1 Cup Rice
2 1/2 Cups Water
4 tablespoons Raisins
1/2 tablespoon Butter
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Salt



1) Saute diced apples and onions in the butter

2) Add the tumeric, curry powder, apricot jam, vinegar, pepper and salt

3) Preheat the oven to 180oC

4) Soak the bread in the milk.

5) Gently squeeze out the milk; set the milk aside and crumb the bread

6) Add the bread and the meat to the curry mixture and add the raisins and the almonds and 50ml of the milk

7) Place in a greased dish and do NOT press down

8) Place bay leaves on top of the meat and bake for 35 minutes

9) Beat the egg with the remaining drained milk.

10) Pour over the meat and bake for another 20 minutes.

Serve with Yellow Rice, Chutney and a side green salad

Yellow Rice

1) Place all ingredients in a saucepan

2) Cover and bring to a boil

3) Serve

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