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Moreish bobotie

South African bobotie with apricots and nutmeg

4 - 6

Serves

30 mins

Prep Time

40 mins

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

A traditional South African dish that consists of spiced beef mince under a baked egg custard topping.

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Ingredients

Lamb

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500g Quality Mark lamb mince

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1 Tbsp butter

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1 onion

finely diced

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2 garlic cloves

crushed

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2 tsp garam masala

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1 tsp ground cumin

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1/2 tsp ground turmeric

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1/2 tsp ground allspice

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juice of 1 lemon

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2 Tbsp fruit-style chutney

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100g dried apricots

chopped

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25g flaked almonds

lightly toasted

Topping

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3 eggs

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250ml milk

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A pinch of ground nutmeg

Method

To Bake Bobotie

1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

2

Heat butter in a large saucepan and cook onion and garlic (if using) over a moderate heat until softened.

3

Add minced lamb and cook, stirring often so meat browns evenly and there are no large pieces.

4

Add salt and pepper to taste.

5

Remove from heat and combine with remaining bobotie ingredients.

6

Transfer into a well-greased ovenproof dish.

7

Spread mixture evenly.

8

To make topping, whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl.

9

Pour over top of minced lamb mixture and sprinkle with a pinch of ground nutmeg.

10

Put into oven and bake for 30–40 minutes until it is a golden colour.

11

Sprinkle with almonds and serve.

Nutrition Information per Serving (210g)

This dish is packed with iron, zinc and vitamin B12 contributing to immunity and energy levels.

Energy

1420kJ (339 kcal)

Protein

24g

Total Fat

18g

Saturated Fat

6.7g

Carbs

19.5g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

133mg

Iron

2.3mg

Zinc

3mg

Vitamin B12

1.9µg