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August 19, 2017

A traditional South African spiced mince dish

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


2tblspn butter

1tspn curry powder

3 cloves

2 finely chopped onions

3 Garlic gloves minced

1tspn grated ginger

600g minced beef

2 tblspn fruit chutney

1 beef stock cube

1tblspn vinegar

1 tblspn Worcestershire sauce

2 slices white bread crusts removed soaked in milk

1 egg

125ml milk

2tblspn double cream (optional)

1 tspn turmeric

Salt and pepper to taste

A few bay leaves


1Heat oven to 170c

2Fry the onions, garlic and ginger in the butter until soft and golden brown. Add the spices, chutney,the mince, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and stock cube. When the mince has browned, add the pre-soaked bread and work into the mixture.

3 Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, cover with foil and cook for 40 minutes.

4Beat the egg, milk and turmeric to make the savoury custard mix.

5Add cream for an extra rich custard topping.

6Season with salt and pepper.

7 Remove the mince mixture from the oven,

8Take off the foil then pour the egg mix over the top

9Scatter over the bay leaves

10Return to the oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown

If you can buy a South African chutney like Mrs Balls it keeps it authentic


12 Reviews

Zoë Loveday

August 20, 2017

Carolyne Moolenschot how does this compare to your recipe?

Lesley Weston

August 19, 2017

I’ve made it with quorn mince before – it was good. But I used a family recipe which uses more fruit.

Lesley Weston

August 19, 2017

Heaven – but ditch the cream and add raisins/sultanas (& chopped dried apricots if you’re going for a Cape flavour)

Sallyann Lloyd

August 19, 2017

Thank you I will x

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

August 19, 2017

I’d say try it or try the dried soya mince . P

Sallyann Lloyd

August 19, 2017

That sounds good. Do you think would be same with quorn mince .. doesn’t have the same texture as mince so not always adaptable

Christine Cowell

August 19, 2017

Emma Cowell!!

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

August 19, 2017

Tescos sell Mrs.Balls . P

Lisa Stratford Squire

August 19, 2017

Bobotie is divine. Normally we add dried fruit to the mince, it should be sultanas but chopped up peaches or apricots work really well.

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

August 19, 2017

It’s a dish I always mention when talking about what you can make with mince . So I thought it was about time I posted the recipe. P

Nicola Stevenson

August 19, 2017

Tori Swart I need to try this

Nicky Barker-Read

August 19, 2017

Bobotie is one of my favourite meals 🙂