Bobotie Recipe

The Bobotie Recipe is for a South African dish that is also called Beef Pie.


Eight Servings


3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups of sliced onion
2 cups of bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
3 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon plum jam
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup almonds
3 bay leaves
2 thinly sliced lemons
Lemon leaves
2 pimento strips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.In a pan, melt butter; add onion and saute until golden brown. Soak bread crumbs in milk. Combine beef, egg, onion, curry powder, salt, plum jam, lemon juice and almonds.
3.Also bread crumb mixture. In the bottom of a 10 inch pie plate lay bay leaves.
4.On top, arrange the meat mixture, patting it down.
5.Leave about an inch between mixture and edge of the dish.
6.Bake for 1 hour; drain off any liquid. Serve with lemon slices and leaves. Arrange as a border around the edge of the meat
7.Take a lemon slice, cut half way into lemon, twist it and place on top with pimento strips under the twist of the lemon. Serve the meal in wedges.

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