Beef & Lentil Bobotie

Beef & Lentil Bobotie
Bobotie is a delicious slow cooked spicy casserole. Serve it with yellow rice or mashed potato and sambals. For this recipe we have used Afrikoz Spices SOUTH blend.
Cuisine: African
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
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  • 30 ml Oil
  • 500 g Beef Mince
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp Chutney or fruity conserve
  • 45 ml Tomato Sauce
  • 400 g tin Lentils drained and rinsed
  • 125 ml Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Afrikoz Spices SOUTH blend
  • 125 ml Raisins or Sultanas
  • 4 Slices Bread, crust removed and broken into small pieces
  • 250 ml Milk or Buttermilk
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 Bay Leaves
  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Fry the mince a little at a time over high heat until it changes colour, breaking it up so that it becomes crumbly. Remove from pan.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic until soft and return the meat to the pan.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Transfer to casserole dish.
  5. Coat the bread in a few tablespoons of buttermilk stir into the meat.
  6. Mix the remaining milk and eggs together, season to taste.
  7. Pour over the meat and arrange the bay leaves on top.
  8. Bake at 190°C for 30-40 minutes, until topping is set.
  9. Serve with yellow or basmati rice and sambals.
  10. TIP: To make your Bobotie a bit more special, sprinkle with flaked almonds before baking.
Adapted from a blend of Fiery Foods, Robertsons & C. Louis Leipoldt's Cape Cookery, written in the 1940s.