South African Bobotie3.9/5 (BASED ON 1086 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 1086 reviews
Sharon - Feb 12, 2019
Susanna - Feb 08, 2019
Everyone really enjoyed made with soya mince
Jason - Feb 07, 2019
Could just do with a little extra flavour
Paula - Feb 06, 2019
Very hot/ spicy
Jo - Feb 04, 2019
Georgia - Feb 03, 2019
This dish is simply fantastic. Spicy and sweet! Loved it
Joanne - Feb 02, 2019
This is the second time I've made this - the first time I followed the recipe and I ended up with meatloaf and no custard style topping. This time I used creme freiche and milk and also leftover garlic bread from the day before. Worked a treat - I actually had the custard style topping. Very tasty. Definitely needs more than 2 slices of bread!
Judith - Jan 28, 2019
Not impressed. Had a strange flavour.
Claire - Jan 22, 2019
2nd time having this. I really enjoy it.
Jane - Jan 20, 2019
Made 1.5 times the amount for 3 and it was loads. Prefer the Good Housekeeping recipe. The Bobitie Blend added a bitter, strong flavor of dried herbs so I had to add chutney to counteract it. Would have been much worse with original quantity of mince.
Sharon - Jan 18, 2019
Tasty and different
Sharon - Jan 18, 2019
Very tasty, something really different.
Rianna - Jan 18, 2019
Wasn’t as full of flavour as a traditional Bobotie
Caroline - Jan 15, 2019
A nice dish, more spicy than the bobotie I'm used to and not that sweet. Next time I'll definitely add the chutney. Will order again.
Gilly - Jan 14, 2019
One if our favourites. It sounded a bit odd with the egg on top but tasted delicious. Have had this a few times now
Leigh - Jan 10, 2019
Claire - Jan 09, 2019
Very nice meal.
Rebecca - Jan 08, 2019
If you are not a fan of scrambled eggs or bread and butter pudding then avoid this weird dish meat dish. I absolutely hated it to the point that I couldn’t eat it, however my partner didn’t dislike it.
Petra - Jan 08, 2019
It was weird but surprisingly good. However it's difficult to get the right size dish and density so that the egg doesn't sink too much into the mince. My fault for spreading it too thinly I think.
Alyson - Jan 07, 2019
Unusual with the bread and egg - not quite convinced
Laura - Jan 03, 2019
A bit like a mixture of a savoury bread and butter pudding with stuffing balls, but very tasty.
Alan - Jan 03, 2019
Not how I had it in South Africa was disappointed in this recipe
Jennifer - Jan 01, 2019
Very tasty - will cook again
Paul - Dec 29, 2018
Unique combination of texture and taste, very satisfying
Anna - Dec 29, 2018
Tasty,nice with greens!
Stephen - Dec 28, 2018
Wow, hard to describe but very tasty, more than a hint of ginger. Will definitely choose again.
Wendy - Dec 19, 2018
Delicious! We've had this twice already. It's a real pleaser!
Michael - Dec 16, 2018
Mince was good. Custard topping, not so much.
Michelle - Dec 15, 2018
Tasted ok but not a big fan of it
Paula - Dec 14, 2018
Catherine - Dec 13, 2018
A very tasty dish will get it again
Catherine - Dec 13, 2018
Very tasty dish will have it again
Olivier - Dec 12, 2018
Tastier than expected.
Jayne - Dec 09, 2018
Very tasty and so easy
Andrew - Dec 07, 2018
This dish is stunning don’t let looks deceive you this dish packs stunning flavour levels and can’t recommend the greens and mango chutney instead of rice to accompany it
ELAINE - Dec 07, 2018
Josephine - Dec 07, 2018
A bit bland
Anita - Dec 01, 2018
Great tasting dish and very easy to prepare and make
Louisr - Nov 30, 2018
Made it with Quorn and still tasty
Karan - Nov 29, 2018
2nd time making this one. It’s a fave!
Karen - Nov 28, 2018
Best dish so far. Easy recipe and only had to chop an onion. So tasty
Lisa - Nov 23, 2018
Helen - Nov 19, 2018
This is a favourite so I reorder it now and again
Katherine - Nov 15, 2018
Easy, tasty and filling.
Beki - Nov 14, 2018
Interesting dish, a bit dry but mixed with broccoli & very filling
Jane - Nov 13, 2018
Won’t cook this one again - rather bland and a bit of a faff to make
Leigh - Nov 13, 2018
No idea if it was authentic but I loved it!
Waseem - Nov 10, 2018
This was just amazing
Robert - Nov 10, 2018
Do different but very nice
Gary - Nov 07, 2018
Taste was okay but "weird" texture meant we're unlikely to select again.