Bobotie meatloaf

    1 hour 15 min

    Bobotie is the South African version of meatloaf. It is made with dry bread, mango chutney and lots of spices. If you don't own a cast-iron pan that can go from the hob to the oven, cook everything in a frying pan first, then transfer to a baking dish.


    London, England, UK
    8 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 slices dry white bread
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 500g beef mince
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 tablespoons red chilli paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 3 cloves
    • 5 allspice berries
    • 4 tablespoons mango chutney
    • 3 tablespoons raisins
    • 2 bay leaves
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 200ml milk
    • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place bread in a bowl, pour in cold water to cover and leave to soak.
    3. Melt butter in a cast-iron pan and fry onions until translucent. Add mince and garlic and cook for a few minutes breaking up the meat with a spoon. Stir in chilli paste, mint, thyme, cloves, allspice, mango chutney, raisins and bay leaves. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
    4. Squeeze bread until dry and add to the meat. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Even it out with a spatula or, if using a regular frying pan, transfer to a baking dish.
    5. In a small bowl whisk together milk and eggs and pour the mixture over the meat.
    6. Put roasting pan into oven and bake until egg is set and the meatloaf is browned, 35 to 40 minutes.

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    Have made bobotie using another receipe for years, this one is very very good.  -  18 Mar 2018