Spiced Meatloaf

Spiced Meatloaf


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This is a South African dish called Bobotie. It is easy to make and a delicious combination of flavours and textures. It's also a great sandwich filler.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 slice day-old bread (white or brown)
  • 100ml milk
  • 25g blanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 level tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons mango chutney
  • 40g sultanas, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 900g beef mince

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. In a small bowl, soak bread in milk.
  3. Pan-fry almonds in a small pan and finely chop.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Sauté onions and garlic until golden brown. Add the curry powder.
  5. Squeeze bread dry and set expressed milk aside.
  6. In a large bowl, mix onion, bread and all the other ingredients (with the exception of 1 egg) together.
  7. Grease loaf tin. Fill with mixture and smooth out top. Bake in preheated oven 1 hour.
  8. Beat remaining egg with milk and pour over the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until meatloaf is browned on top.

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A winner in anyone's language. Will definitely make again. I added Cayenne pepper but we like our meals hot and spicey - 27 May 2013

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