Bobotie

Ingredients:

1 kg ground beef

2 onions

1 slice of bread

250 ml (1 cup) milk

2 eggs

12.5 ml (1 tablespoon) curry powder

18.5 ml (1 1/2 tablespoons) sugar

10 ml (2 teaspoons) salt

2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) pepper

6 ml (1/2 tablespoon) turmeric

25 ml (2 tablespoons) vinegar or juice of 1 lemon

6 almonds quartered (or small handful of almond slivers)

125 ml (1/2 cup) pitted raisins

4 bay leaves or grated peel of one lemon

37.5 ml (3 tablespoons) chutney or apricot jam

Method:

  1. Peel onions, slice thinly and brown in hot oil, butter or lard.  Add ground beef and brown the beef with the onions.
  2. Soak  the bread in the milk and squeeze milk out again. Crumble the bread.
  3. Mix  all ingredients except one egg, 1/2 cup milk and bay leaves.
  4. Add mixture to a greased ovenproof dish and poke the bay leaves upright into the mixture.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  6. Mix rest of egg and remaining 125 ml (1/2 cup) milk and pour over meat mixture half an hour before taking it out of the oven.
  7. Serve with rice, chutney, sliced banana, plain yoghurt and a sambal of cubed fresh tomato, chopped onion and white vinegar.
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