South African Bobotie3.9/5 (BASED ON 1522 reviews)
Pronounced "ba-boar-tee"this popular, traditional meal from Cape Town could vie for South Africa's National dish. This warming one-pot features spiced mince with sultanas with a golden custard-style topping. A fusion pie-style dish with Malay, Indian and Dutch influence, it can now be found all over Africa and has even been adapted in Argentina where the Bobotie mixture is placed in a hollowed out pumpkin or marrow and baked until tender!
Cook our delicious South African Bobotie in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic South African Bobotie. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Cape Curry Paste pot, a Bobotie Blend pot and a Sosatie Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious South African Bobotie in just 30 minutes.
How Our Recipes Kits Work
We provide flavour ingredients:
- Cape Curry Paste
- Bobotie Blend
- Sosatie Sauce
Your shopping list:
- of bread (GF if necessary)
- lean beef mince
- sultanas or raisins
- steamed greens(optional)
- mango chutney(optional)
Our 30 minute recipe
Soak the bread
Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
Mix the pieces of bread with 100ml of the milk in a shallow bowl and leave aside to soak.
Fry the beef
Heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the onion for 3 mins.
Add the CAPE CURRY PASTE and the beef mince and fry for 4 mins.
Add the South African flavours
Mix in the BOBOTIE BLEND, the SOSATIE SAUCE, the sultanas and the soaked bread, and cook for 2 mins.
Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish. Flatten it down and slightly dry the surface by pressing some kitchen paper on top of the mince.
Make the topping
Whisk the eggs with the other 160ml of milk. Season it and pour it over the Bobotie mixture. Bake it in the oven for 15 mins and then swap the setting to a medium-hot grill and cook for 3-4 more mins, or until the topping has set and is golden brown (make sure not to let it over-brown).
Meanwhile, if you’re having some greens or rice on the side, cook them now according to pack instructions.
Serve a large spoonful of Bobotie with your sides and some mango chutney (if having).
South African Bobotie Reviews
BASED ON 1522 reviews
Helen - Jun 15, 2019
Didn't like the flavour of this, very odd, almost like a beef dessert. Wouldn't make again..
Michelle - Jun 13, 2019
Was lovely would have again very tasty
Michael - Jun 11, 2019
Louise - Jun 10, 2019
Loved this, very easy and a bit different
sarah - Jun 09, 2019
Did not taste good!
Claire - Jun 09, 2019
Swapped the sultanas/raisins for peas as my kids don’t like them. Littlest wasn’t keen biggest can’t wait for more! Really yummy and not overly spicy like I was expecting after reading other comments
joanna - Jun 08, 2019
I cooked this for my meat eating partner. He enjoyed it so much, he actually wanted to eat the portion for two that I cooked all for himself.
Karin - Jun 07, 2019
Pleasantly surprised. Had with rice. Nicely seasoned. Would make again
Kirsty - Jun 07, 2019
I was sceptical about this one, but it was delicious!
Ettie - Jun 07, 2019
Not something I personally like it was very sweet and spicey. Easy to prepare and cook.
Sam - Jun 05, 2019
Like a meaty creamy omelette. Interesting flavours.
Kirsty - May 30, 2019
Wasn’t sure while cooking and thought would be a disaster but was absolutely delicious and will be getting again, a lot!!
Kat - May 27, 2019
Different but loved it
Helen - May 23, 2019
Very tasty! Comfort food so very filling - we had loads left over after eating plenty. I used Quorn added cheese on top. And next time I will take out the dried fruit and substitute something else like peas or edamame...
Keely - May 20, 2019
One of my top 3! Loved it!
Martin - May 20, 2019
Keith - May 20, 2019
Simple to make and a much different taste to minced beef but probably won't make it again.
Catherine - May 19, 2019
Tasty. I dont think the egg topping adds much overall so I would probably skip it next time and serve the meat with rice as a curry
Jayme - May 18, 2019
Really good, does not need rice on the side but mango chutney is excellent with it
Victoria - May 14, 2019
This meal was tasty, however not the usual wow factor.
Helen - May 14, 2019
Deborah - May 11, 2019
much hotter and spicier than expected but was delicious!
Rachel - May 11, 2019
Lovely. And really easy to make. One of our favourites.
Steve - May 11, 2019
We just didn't like it.
Colin - May 10, 2019
Weird but no bad
Vanessa - May 09, 2019
Very different nice flavour
Rebecca - May 08, 2019
Odd combination of curried mince and egg, didn’t enjoy it and won’t be getting it again
Sarah - May 06, 2019
Nigel - May 06, 2019
the surprise dish for me so far, as I didn't really fancy it when I saw the recipe / ingredients. It all came together really well, and was enjoyed by everyone. We'll definitely be trying it again
Helen - May 05, 2019
Enjoyed it. We will make it less hot next time and may be serve with creamy mash. Not spectacular but a good change
Clare - May 05, 2019
Not bland at all had no milk, used cream and put an extra egg in was tasty
Irene - May 02, 2019
Not so sure on this
Irene - May 02, 2019
Not so sure on this
Janet - May 02, 2019
My favourite dish to date but i do have a sweet tooth
Eileen - May 02, 2019
Husband loved it, to spicy for me.
Katie - Apr 29, 2019
5 year old says it lovely!
Irene - Apr 28, 2019
Some flavours I wasn’t sure about
Shaun - Apr 28, 2019
An unusual dish but I liked this. good mix of sweet and savoury
kathleen - Apr 20, 2019
absolutely delicious.had it with rice and broccoli
Nicola - Apr 19, 2019
Strange dish sweet but savoury we had it with Broccoli & Crusty Bread, would not order again
Ben - Apr 18, 2019
Nice and easy
Jane - Apr 17, 2019
Great combination of flavours
Amie - Apr 17, 2019
Bit hot for me...nice for some one who likes hot dishes
Yvette - Apr 17, 2019
Delicious and filling.
Ray - Apr 15, 2019
The family really enjoyed this
Peter - Apr 14, 2019
We both really enjoyed this. Mild curry flavour and nice consistency. Would have again
Victoria - Apr 13, 2019
Surprisingly good! Don't judge it based on its looks, or it's description - it sounds like it really shouldn't work but it does!
Lisa - Apr 12, 2019
Family favourite, ordered lots of times
Roberta - Apr 07, 2019
Love this dish!!
Tracy - Apr 03, 2019
Not the best meal I've had not for me