South African Meatloaf

This is a recipe for Bobotie which is a South African dish that is most similar to meatloaf but also has extra ingredients like sultanas, almonds and chutney.

Caryn

Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 1 slice day old bread
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 kg lamb mince
  • 1/2 cup (90g) sultanas
  • 4 (5cm) pieces lemon rind
  • 12 blanched almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons mango chutney, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 egg

Directions

Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter a 2 litre baking dish. Place the bread in a shallow dish, and pour the milk over it allowing it to soak in.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a frypan on medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the curry powder. Cook and stir for 2 minutes, then set the frypan aside to cool.
  3. As the onion mixture cools, combine the mince, sultanas, lemon rind, almonds, lemon juice, chutney and one egg in a large bowl. Squeeze excess milk from the slice of bread, and add the bread to the lamb mixture; reserve the remaining milk. Season with sugar, salt, pepper and turmeric. Add the onions to the lamb mixture, and mix until well combined. Put the mixture into the prepared baking dish, and level the top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Beat the remaining egg with the remaining milk and pour evenly over the top of the loaf. Return it to the oven and continue baking until the custard has set and the top is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

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