Global Recipe: Johan's Bobotie

Johan’s Bobotie

Bobotie is from South African favorite and is a favorite. This flavorful minced meat is wonderful over rice.




2 onions sliced

2 cloves of minced garlic

cooking oil of choice.

1 slice of thick bread with the crust removed.

1.5 c. milk

5 t. curry powder

2 t. salt

5t. chutney

2.5 t. apricot jam.

2.5 t. Worcestershire sauce

2 t. turmeric

5 t. brown vinegar

2.2 lbs ground beef or minced lamb

½ c. sultanas (golden raisins)

3 eggs



Soak the bread in 1.5 cups of milk and set aside.  In a large pan saute onions and minced garlic in oil.  When the onions are translucent add the curry powder, salt, chutney, apricot jam, Worcestershire sauce, turmeric and vinegar. Mix well.  Add the ground beef or minced lamb and stir well.  While the meat is browning, remove the bread from the milk mixture (keep the milk) and add the soaked bread and the sultanas to the meat mixture.  Continue browning the meat until cooked through.  Once cooked remove from heat and add 1 egg to the meat mixture. Stir thoroughly. Put the meat in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Smooth the top. Beat 2 eggs with the milk that was previously set aside.  Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of turmeric, stir and pour mixture on top of the meat.  Cook in the oven at 350 for approximately 1 hour.

Serve with rice.