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South African Bobotie



8 portion(s)

Meat Filling & Topping

  • 250 g Beef mince
  • 250 g lamb mince
  • 125 g Milk for soaking bread
  • 1 slice Bread (thick) or 2 normal slices
  • 2 brown onions
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp tumeric
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 30 g vinegar
  • 10 g lemon juice
  • 30 g Mrs Balls Chutney
  • 1 Chili (optional)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 8-10 Crushed Almonds
  • 50 g sultanas (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 250 g Milk for topping
  • Salt for taste
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Method for Meat & Topping
  1. Place the bread inside the milk & allow to soften

    Add the garlic, onion (& chill if using) to the TM bowl & chop for 3 secs / speed 5

    Add the oil, curry power, cumin, coriander, turmeric, & cinnamon & sauté for 3 mins / 100 degrees / speed 2 

    Add the mince meatCook for 10 mins / 100 degrees / Counter-clockwise operation/ speed 1

    Using your hands, squeeze the milk from the bread & add the bread, chutney, sugar, vinegar & lemon juice to the meat.

    Cook for a further 3 mins / 100 degrees /Counter-clockwise operation/ speed 1

    Empty the mince mixture into a greased dish. If you are using almonds, push them into the mince.

    Without washing out the bowl, beat the eggs & 250g milk (10 secs / speed 5), and pour over the meat.

    Put three bay leaves for decoration on top of the meat. 

    Place the dish uncovered in the oven and cook for about 30 minutes at 180 deg or until the egg has set & is a golden brown.

    Serve with a plain green salad or chopped tomato and onion

    Mrs Balls Chutney is not optional  - have it near at hand. Serve piping hot with the yellow rice.


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Can be made using the TM31 or the TM 5

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  • There's cinnamon in the

    Submitted by Dadougo on 30. March 2016 - 16:08.

    There's cinnamon in the method, but not in the ingredients????

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  • So yummy! I used mango

    Submitted by Cissa83 on 6. July 2015 - 14:47.

    So yummy! I used mango chutney because I couldn't find the Mrs Balls one and it was awesome! I added the sultanas in with the bread etc step. Yuuuuum!! My toddler liked it too!

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  • I made this for dinner

    Submitted by jillybeanNZ on 25. February 2015 - 17:08.

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious.  Thank you for sharing, I will making this again.

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  • Have made this recipe twice -

    Submitted by 252bella on 6. January 2015 - 11:15.

    Have made this recipe twice - excluding the almonds and sultanas.

    I have found the bottom layer of mince turns out quiet fine and can run on the plate when dished up, however, not really an issue for me.

    Give it a go, its a unique dish with delicious flavours and enjoyed by everyone that has tried it...It is one of those dishes that makes you wanting more!

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