How To Make Bobotie


Traditional South African Food


  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 C golden raisins
  • 3 tbsp. chutney
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 6 almonds, quartered
  • 1 egg
  • 4 bay leaves


Preheat the oven to 350. Sauté the meat with onions until brown. Pour off grease. Soak the bread in half of the milk then mash with a fork.

Combine all the remaining ingredients except the egg, remaining milk and bay leaves.

Spread the mixture in a greased casserole and tuck in the bay leaves here and there.

Bake for 1 hour. Remove the bay leaves. Then beat the egg with the remaining half cup of milk and pour over.

Return to oven for another half an hour. Serve with steamed rice and chutney.

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