Bobotie Recipe

Bobotie Recipe

Prep Time


Cook Time

60 minutes


Bobotie Recipe

Bobotie Recipe. Bobotie is a typical South African dish made with ground beef or lamb. Hearty and delicious.

Recipe courtesy of OliVaylle and submitted by Chantal Braunstein. OliVaylle is extra virgin olive oil from Australia.


  • 1 fairly thick slice crustless bread (white or wheat)
  • Bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 teaspoons of OliVaylle's Olive Nectar
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 teaspoons chutney
  • 1 tablespoon smooth apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 5 teaspoons brown vinegar
  • 2 1/4 pounds ground beef, mutton, or lamb (raw mince)
  • 1/4 cup green seedless grapes (sultanas)
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch each salt and turmeric


  • 1 Soak bread in milk.
  • 2 Heat oil and butter in large pan and fry onions and garlic. When onions are soft, add curry powder, salt, chutney, jam, Worcester sauce, turmeric and vinegar and mix well.
  • 3 Drain and mash bread and reserve milk.
  • 4 Add bread to pan together with meat and grapes. Cook over low heat, stirring, and when meat loses its pinkness, remove from stove. Add 1 beaten egg, mix well, then spoon into a greased 11 x 7 inch baking dish and level the top.
  • 5 Beat remaining eggs with reserved milk (you should have about 10 ounces) and the salt and turmeric. Pour over meat mixture and put a few bay leaves on top. Stand dish in a larger pan of water (this is important to prevent drying out) and bake, uncovered at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until set.
  • 6 Serve with yellow rice, chutney, sliced bananas and a diced tomato and onion sambal.


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