Bobotie Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable/corn oil
  • 1 large onion (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 1 medium cooking apple (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (strength according to taste)
  • 2 oz raisins
  • 2 oz peanuts
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ pint full or semi skimmed milk


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the sliced onions and fry for 2 or 3 minutes.
  2. Add the minced meat with the chopped apple and continue frying, stirring constantly, for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add the curry powder, raisins, peanuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook over a low heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a greased casserole dish. Press the bay leaves into the top, cover and cook in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 4 (350°F/180°C) for 45 minutes.
  5. Beat the eggs with the milk. Remove the cover from the casserole, discard the bay leaves and pour the egg and milk mixture over the top.
  6. Return the casserole to the oven but leave uncovered. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until the top has set.

Serves 4  – A version of a South African dish, similar to moussaka.

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