What’s for dinner tonight? BOBOTIE!


1 onion, chopped

30 ml oil

500 g extra lean ground beef

1 slice bread soaked in a bit of water

5 – 10 ml medium curry powder

5 ml apricot jam

5 ml vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

50 ml chutney

50 ml tomato sauce (ketchup)

25 ml Worcestershire sauce

2 bay leaves

For the egg custard:

2  eggs, beaten

50 ml milk

Make a paste by mixing the curry powder, apricot jam and vinegar together.

Fry the onion in the oil.  Add the meat and brown.  Squeeze the water out of the bread and add.

Add the curry mixture, seasoning, chutney, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce and mix well.

Put into ovenproof dish.  Mix eggs and milk together and pour over the meat.

Bake at 180 C till brown – about half an hour.

For those who follow this blog,  Bobotie is a traditional South African dish of curried mince with an egg custard topping baked in the oven. There are so many versions but this one is really beautifully moist and full of flavour…... and really yummy!!

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