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Traditional South African Bobotie Recipe
Bobotie is a traditional South African dish that is a flavorful blend of spices and meats, topped with a custard-like mixture and baked to perfection.
The dish is said to have been brought over by the Dutch during the colonial era, and has since become a staple in South African cuisine.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup all gold apricot jam
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 slices of white bread, crust removed
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- Robertson's Salt and Robertson's pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain off any excess fat.
- Add the onion and garlic to the skillet, and sauté until softened.
- Stir in the turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, and ginger.
- Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Add the raisins, almonds, apricot jam, and lemon juice to the skillet, and mix well.
- Remove the skillet from the heat, and set aside.
- Soak the bread in the milk until it has absorbed most of the liquid.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
- Squeeze the bread to remove any excess milk, and add the bread to the beef mixture in the skillet.
- Stir in the beaten eggs, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, and spread it out evenly.
- Pour the remaining milk over the top of the mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the custard is set.
- Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve Bobotie with yellow rice and chutney, Enjoy!
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