This mildly spicy meat dish with an egg custard topping, was declared the national dish of South Africa in 1954. It’s sure to become a family favourite.
Bobotie, a Fruity, Spicy Beef Dish
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 40 minutes to 50 minutes
- Total time: 50 minutes to 1 hour
- 500g pack Waitrose Aberdeen Angus Extra Lean Ground Beef
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp medium curry powder
- 3 tbsp mango chutney
- 50g Waitrose Orange River Sultanas
- 350ml semi-skimmed milk
- 2 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed
- 3 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and fry the beef over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time. Add the onion and cook for a further 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to soften and the beef is lightly browned.
- Add the garlic and curry powder and fry for 1-2 minutes to allow the spices to cook. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the mango chutney and sultanas.
- Pour about 200ml of the milk into a small bowl. Tear the bread into small pieces and add to the milk. Leave to soften for a minute then stir into the beef mixture.
- Tip the mixture into either 6 individual shallow ovenproof dishes, or a 2-litre shallow, ovenproof dish. Press down well with the back of a spoon.
- Mix the remaining milk with the eggs and a little seasoning, and beat lightly. Pour over the beef and place in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the mixture is piping hot and the top golden brown. Serve with a light salad of chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes and sweetcorn.