South African Bobotie
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 onions, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 lb ground beef
- 5 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chutney
- 1 tablespoon apricot jam
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 4 tablespoons oat bran
- 1 (14 ounce) can lentils, drained
- 1⁄2 cup sultanas or 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 3 bay leaves
- Preheat the over to 350°F.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until soft.
- Add the meat and cook until brown, drain if necessary.
- Add the curry, salt, apricot jelly, chutney, Worcestershire sauce, turmeric and vinegar. Mix well.
- Add the lentils, sultanas and oat bran, mix, and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add one egg to meat, mix well and spoon into a greased over-proof dish. Smooth the tops so it is level.
- Add the other egg, a pinch of turmeric and a pinch of salt to the milk. Mix, and then pour that over the top of the meat.
- Place 3 or 4 bay leaves on top and bake uncovered for about 60 minutes.
- Serve over rice.
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This is a delicious, wholesome favorite from my home country, South Africa. You can find a lot of different variations, but this is the one I like the most! I got a similar recipe from a nutritionist I saw who recommended I eat lower GI meals. This is slightly tweaked, but still healthy and with a low GI.