Classic Bobotie Casserole
This South African Bobotie recipe is a classic. Simply Delicious!
This recipe is inspired by the classic Bobotie of spiced minced meat baked with a egg-based topping. Make this and feel the comfort it brings.
3 slices of bread
1 cup + ½ cup milk, divided
2 Tbls Olive Oil
2 Large Onions (Chopped)
4 Tsp Curry Powder
1 Tsp Oregano
1 Tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 Tsp Ground Turmeric
2 Garlic cloves (Minced)
1 1/2 Pound Ground Beef
1/2 Cup Peach Chutney
1 Tblsp Apricot Jam
4 Tsp Tomato Paste
1 Lemon Zested and Juiced (divide into two)
Salt And Pepper
4 Bay Leaves
2 Large Eggs
Preheat your oven to 350°F
Soak your 3 slices of bread in 1 cup of milk.
Heat Oil on medium heat. Once Oil is hot, cook onions for a minute.
Add in curry powder, mixed herbs, cumin, turmeric and garlic, Stirring constantly for 2 Minutes.
Add Ground beef and cook until browned. Remove from heat.
Stir in the chutney, apricot jam, all the lemon zest, half the lemon juice, tomato paste, and salt and pepper to taste. Taste it and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper if desired.
Take your bread you put aside earlier and squeeze out all the milk. Put the milk aside. Rip your bread into pieces and add it to the beef mixture. Mix. Put in Oven safe baking dish.
Add the milk from the bread and the 1/2 cup milk together. Whisk the Eggs and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the meat and bread mixture. Add bay Leaves on top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 45 minutes.