Bobotie Recipe

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Lynda Sweezey


I found this in an old church cookbook. The book says "this recipe is Exotically and Apricotically tasty."


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10 Min
30 Min


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  • 2 lb
    ground beef or 1 # ground beef and 1#ground pork
  • 2
  • 1 can(s)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
  • 2
    firm bananas,sliced
  • 1
    apple,peeled,cored and diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    apricot jam or 4 canned apricots,sliced
  • 1/4 c
    slivered almonds
  • ·
    tomato juice for thinning
  • ·
    cooked rice for serving under the babootie

How to Make Bobotie


  1. Brown meat and drain off fat.
    Add onions,tomatoes(with juice),sugar,curry powder,vinegar,salt to taste,bananas,apple,jam or apricots,and almonds.
  2. Simmer gently,stirring frequently,for 30 minutes
    Add tomato juice if too thick.
  3. Serve over rice.

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About Bobotie

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes

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