Bobotie, is a South African dish (considered a national dish by many!) consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. This traditional bobotie recipe is sure to impress. Serve with savoury rice and veggies.

Once you’ve mastered a bobotie…you could always try SuzelleDIY’s ‘Bobotie in a Pumpkin’! (Watch the video beneath the recipe.)

Bobotie Recipe

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South African
Serves: 4-6
Bobotie, is a South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. It is an all-time South African favourite.
  • 500 gr beef mince
  • 2 tbles butter
  • 2 tbles oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 tsps garlic paste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbles curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbles of your favourite chutney
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 4 slices bread soaked in milk
  • 5 eggs (beaten)
  1. Cook the onion in butter and oil until soft, then add garlic paste, bay leaves, spices and chutney.
  2. Once onions are soft and transparent add to mince and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add salt and lemon juice.
  4. Add squeezed out bread and mix well.
  5. Spoon mixture into a pyrex dish.
  6. Bake uncovered for about 30 mins on 180°C.
  7. Remove from oven and pour over beaten eggs.
  8. And bake for a further 10 mins.
Bobotie can be served with savoury rice and veg.
#TopTip from Elaine Lancaster - I like to put coconut and banana on top of mine

SuzelleDIY – How to Make Bobotie in a Pumpkin
For those who would like to be a little more adventurous…or just have a laugh, watch this…She’s brilliant, she’s South African…and she’s addictive!