Tuesday, June 29, 2010

South Africa - Bobotie (Beef Pie)

Here is the final recipe for 2010 FIFA World Cup Menu - Week 3. One more week to go. I'm going to do something special for the finals after the week 4 menu so stay tuned!

No matter where I looked when researching South Africa's cuisine I came across Bobotie. Basically it's a curry meat pie. Hmmm, beef, curry.... what's not to like! Some recipes call for apples and raisins in the beef mixture but I don't typically have those items on hand so I left them out. Add them if you like, it will give the recipe a sweetness and extra nutrients.

South Africa - Bobotie
Serves 6 - 8

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 slices of bread (preferably stale) soaked in milk, drained and torn up into small bits
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk

  1. Heat oven to 325
  2. Grease a 9 X 13 inch loaf pan
  3. In a large bowl mix the onion through to the lemon juice together.
  4. Place the mixture in the loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes
  5. Mix the 2 remaining eggs and the 1/2 cup of milk together well
  6. Place over the cooked beef loaf and bake for an additional 15 minutes


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