Bobotie | Lk's Recipes


  • 500g Minced Beef
  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • ½ tsp. Crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Curry powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground turmeric
  • 2 Bread slices, crumbled
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • Juice and finely grated rind of ½ lemon
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper
  • 100g Dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼ cup Raisins
  • 50g Roasted almonds
  • 6 Bay leaves

For the Toppings:

  • 250ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ tsp. Salt


  1. Preheat the oven at 160°C.
  2. Grease your Chef Supreme Oval Roaster using Non-stick Grill Spray.
  3. In your Chef Supreme No. 8 Casserole, heat butter and oil. Add the onions and garlic and fry until golden. Stir in the curry powder and turmeric, and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the minced meat and stir well. Mix together the crumbs, milk, lemon rind and juice, egg, salt, pepper, apricots, apple, sultanas (golden raisins) and almonds. Give the mixture a good stir.
  5. Pile the ingredients into the Oval Roaster and bury the bay leaves at even intervals. Seal the casserole with foil and bake for +-1 ¼ hours.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the toppings, milk, eggs and salt. Increase the oven temperature to 200°C. Carefully remove the baked bobotie and pour the topping mixture over it.
  7. Return the Roaster to the oven and bake uncovered for a +-15 minutes until cooked and lightly browned.
  8. Serve with yellow rice and enjoy!
Bo-Kaap Bobotie

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