Bursting with flavors and simple to prepare, this one-pan bobotie casserole is a perfect dinner solution for your busy weekdays.
Course Main Course
Cuisine South African
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Total Time 1hour
1/2teaspoonsalt and ground pepper
1large carrotpeeled and grated
1teaspooneach curry and turmeric powder
1/2teaspooneach ground ginger and cinnamon
1tablespoonsmooth apricot jam
1/4cupsultanas (golden raisins), optional
1/2cupbeef or chicken broth
In a large cast iron or oven-safe skillet, cook the onion and garlic in the oil. Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper and cook until meat is browned and crumbly. Use a wooden spoon or a fork to break down large lumps.
Add the carrot and lemon juice and mix through. Stir in the spices, jam, and sultanas if using. Add the breadcrumbs and broth and mix to combine. If the mixture is too crumbly add more broth, one tablespoon at a time. Level the mixture with the back of a spoon.
Lightly whisk together the eggs and milk. Pour the milk and egg mixture (the custard) over the meat mixture and lay the bay leaves on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes or until the egg custard is set and golden brown in color. Serve with rice.
~ Free Tip ~• Replace fruit chutney with apricot jam, if you prefer. • You can add 1/2 cup sliced almonds to the meat mixture. • Transfer the mixture to a small casserole dish if you don't have an oven-safe skillet.