Bobotie -African style meatloaf

Bobotie -african Style Meatloaf

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Charlotte Chaffin


This South African original is similar to meatloaf, but so much better. A slightly sweet curry flavors ground beef with a milk and egg custard on top. It's delicious!


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30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 1
    onion, minced
  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    apricot jam
  • 1 Tbsp
    mango chutney (or other fruit chutney)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 large
  • 6
    almonds, chopped

  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    milk ( use milk from bread)
  • 1
    bay leaf

How to Make Bobotie -African style meatloaf


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Place the milk in a shallow dish. Soak the croutons in the milk. Don't get to mushy. Set the milk aside. Add the croutons to the beef & onions. Stir in the raisins, apricot jam, chutney, curry powder, turmeric, eggs, salt, and black pepper. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 1 hour.
  4. While the bobotie bakes, whisk together the reserved milk, egg, and a pinch of salt. Pour over top of the dish. Lay the bay leaf onto the top of the milk mixture.
  5. Return the bobotie to the oven until the top is golden brown, 15 to 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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