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babotie

 

One of those recipes I frequently forget about. Brilliant when you have a pack of mince in the fridge and are bored of bolognese, cottage pie and meatballs. Lightly sweetly spiced with an egg topping,  bobotie is the national dish of South Africa.

Ingredients
500g lean beef mince
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp medium curry powder
3 tbsp mango chutney
50g Sultanas
350ml semi-skimmed milk
2 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed
3 large eggs

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180c/ fan 160c / gas 4.

2. Spritz the stir fry skillet with oil and start to brown the beef, after 2-3 minutes add the onion and continue to fry for another 5 minutes until the beef has
browned lightly and the onion has started to soften.

3. Add the curry powder and the garlic. Fry for a couple of minutes until the spices are cooked, then remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the sultanas
and the mango chutney

4. Tear the bread into small pieces and place in a bowl. Pour 200ml of the milk over the bread and allow the milk to soak in for a minute.
Stir the bread into the beef mixture

4. Spoon the beef and bread mixture into a shallow oven proof dish or the square baker and press down with a spoon.

5. Beat the eggs lightly with the remaining milk and a little seasoning. Pour the egg mix over the beef and place in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden
brown and the beef piping hot through. Serve with a side salad.

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