We were skeptical of this recipe at first (weren't sure about the raisins). However, this ended up being delicious! The raisins added just the right amount of sweetness. We did think it could use more spice, actually so, we plan on using more curry powder next time. I'm also wondering how this might be with a spoonful of curry paste instead of the powder. Still quick prep and yummy! We had this with brown rice and baked acorn squash. The flavors worked really well together. Thanks for sharing!
The recipe originates from South Africa
I love Babootie and have not had it in years since leaving South Africa. Such an easy recipe and very yummy. Thx, my husband is very happy!! and my little kids love it too. I add a little Mrs Balls chutney to sweeten the mince mixture for the kiddies sake, but it is just as nice without it.
Well, I made this vegetarian by substituting some fake meat...yum =). It was pretty good, but needs some more flavor. However, I think if you were using the real beef it would be perfect. Perhaps I'll add some broth or something when I reconstitute my 'meat'. Thanks - I had babootie over the summer in England - made by a Dutch woman who lived in South Africa - I thought it was South African... regardless - it's good stuff!
Try it...you'll like it! This one dish meal is similar to moussaka but more flavorful...it was easy to make and something different with ingredients we usually have around the house anyway. DH put Tabasco on but it didn't need it! With a side of veggies this serves six.