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 for 4 servings:

  • 2slices of bread (gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 onion
  • 350g lean beef mince
  • 3Tbsp sultanas /raisins
  • 260ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g tenderstem broccoli
  • 100g rice (optional)
  • 2Tbsp mango chutney (optional)
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Our 30 minute recipe

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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, boil a pan of salted water and cook the broccoli for 3 mins, then drain and keep aside.

    If you're having rice on the side, cook this now according to pack instructions.

  5. Serve!

    Serve a large spoonful of Bobotie with your sides and some mango chutney (if having).

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South African Bobotie Top Reviews

Sam - 2nd July 2020

I absolutely loved this. Was worried after reading the reviews but really enjoyed it. Very different. Yummy!

Sam - 2nd July 2020

I absolutely loved this. Was worried after reading the reviews but really enjoyed it. Very different. Yummy!

Amanda - 2nd July 2020

I added more meat for a milder spice as my daughter was home and doesn't like things too spicy. The mince comes in 500g packs anyway.

Amanda - 2nd July 2020

I added more meat for a milder spice as my daughter was home and doesn't like things too spicy. The mince comes in 500g packs anyway.

Julie - 29th June 2020

This is a firm family favourite, unusual and definitely ‘different’. Very tasty and ridiculously simple to make. Serve it with tender stem broccoli. I’ve ordered 6 of these so that speaks for itself!

Julie - 29th June 2020

This is a firm family favourite, unusual and definitely ‘different’. Very tasty and ridiculously simple to make. Serve it with tender stem broccoli. I’ve ordered 6 of these so that speaks for itself!

Jillian - 29th June 2020

Even my 8 year old thought this was amazing! Perfect family meal in just a few minutes prep!

Victoria - 16th June 2020

Very different to what we usually eat, we really enjoyed it.

Louise - 10th June 2020

My kids both really liked this one

Ellen - 6th June 2020

Not out fave

Ellen - 6th June 2020

Not out fave

Zoe - 2nd April 2020

A favourite. Already ordered 2 more boxes..... And very easy to make

Reece - 2nd June 2020

Probably one of our favourites, perfect hot or cold

Reece - 2nd June 2020

Probably one of our favourites, perfect hot or cold

Bryony - 29th May 2020

Very tasty, the flavour combinations were great, very simple and cheap tasty meal.

Bryony - 29th May 2020

Very tasty, the flavour combinations were great, very simple and cheap tasty meal.

Terri - 22nd May 2020

Mince mixture was really tasty however disliked the topping was like a really strange flavourless omelette. Because of this wouldnt order again and wouldnt recommend. Expected the topping to be abit creamy/cheesy.

Joanne - 21st May 2020

Having never tried this before, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, wanting to be more adventurous I decided to choose this recipe and it didn't disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely have it again and recommend it to friends and family.

Joanne - 21st May 2020

Having never tried this before, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, wanting to be more adventurous I decided to choose this recipe and it didn't disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely have it again and recommend it to friends and family.

George - 20th May 2020

Different type of dish than use to- still very tasty and healthy!

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