Bobotie. South African Curried Mince.

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  • 1½ lbs/ 675 gms minced beef
  • 1 tbspn Coconut oil.
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped small or crushed
  • 1 tbspn curry powder
  • 1 tbspn vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • handful of almonds, sliced or chopped up.
  • 1 dessertspoon sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ tspn salt
  • ½ cup/129 ml coconut milk
  • Use a deep dish rather than a flat one.

Serves 4.

  1. Brown onions in coconut oil – about 10 mins.
  2. Add meat and garlic and stir about to slightly brown the meat.
  3. Add curry powder, vinegar, turmeric, sugar, almonds, and 1 beaten egg.  Mix to blend well.
  4. Place in a greased dish and bake for ½ hour at 350°F/180°C/gas mark 3.
  5. Beat the remaining 2 eggs into the coconut milk, add some salt.
  6. Pour over the meat and bake for a further ½ hour.
  7. Remove from oven and brown under the grill if necessary.

Bobotie traditionally involves soaked bread.  But since I don’t eat gluten, and gluten free bread is like cake (because of the absence of gluten it is impossible to make bread have the proper texture.  Gluten come from the latin for glue and this gives bread its chewy texture), then I make this recipe without using any bread.  Also it is normal to use cows milk – which is not very good for us – so coconut milk will be better for us and taste much nicer.

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