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Slightly sweet, spiced minced dish

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This SOUTH AFRICAN BOBOTIE RECIPE is for a plain version of the traditional Bobotie recipe, in that it omits the usual fruit and has less spices. It makes a pleasingly spiced slightly sweet dish, with a very light curry flavor.

A recipe for the more traditional and elaborate fruity version of Bobotie may be found by clicking Cape Malay Bobotie Recipe

The bobotie filling

450g (1 lb) beef, minced
2 eggs
2 slices stale white bread
1 onion, thinly sliced
30ml (2 tbsp) cooking oil
30ml (2 tbsp) hot water
30ml (2 tbsp) sugar
30ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
10ml (2 tsp) curry powder
2.5ml (½ tsp) ground cloves
5ml (1 tsp) garlic, crushed
5ml (1 tsp) turmeric
2.5ml (½ tsp) salt

The bobotie topping

1 egg, lightly beaten
125ml (½ cup) milk
bay leaves or lemon leaves for garnishing

To make the bobotie filling

Pre-heat the oven to 180oC (360oF).

Remove the crusts from the bread and the soak it in water for 10 minutes, squeeze out the excess and then crumble.

In a large frying pan, heat the oil and braise the onion until golden.

Break the two eggs into a large bowl and beat lightly. Mix in the mince

Add the onion mixture from the frying pan, the hot water, lemon juice, crumbled bread, turmeric and sugar to the mince, mixing well.

Spoon the mixture into a well-greased, oven-proof dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and then remove from the oven.

To make the bobotie topping

Combine the other egg with the milk and beat well.

Pour the mixture over the bobotie and arrange the bay/lemon leaves as garnish.

Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the topping has set.

Serve the Bobotie with a large green salad and yellow rice.

Your family and guests will compliment you as they come back for more...

Time, Servings and Nutritional Values

Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking 55 minutes
Total 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield:- 4 servings

Serving Size = 1 serving of approximately 170g
274 total calories, 78 calories from fat
Fat Content 8.7g of which Saturated Fat 3.0g
Carbohydrate 12.4g of which Dietary Fibre1.3g, Sugars 7.7g
Protein 35.1g
Cholesterol 101mg
sodium 109mg

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