Monday, June 14, 2010


It's WORLD CUP TIME! And that means a gathering of so many different countries with plenty of different foods! What are you making during the World Cup? Each country has so many of their own delicacy's so I thought I would share one of South Africa, seeing as they are the host country. South African cooking - also known as Rainbow Cooking features Bobotie - a traditional South African comfort food dish!

Bobotie (dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping) : Serves 6

- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 onions, peeled and sliced
- 2 1/4 pound lean ground beef
- 1 thickish slice white bread
- 1 tbsp medium curry powder (or hot)
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
- 3/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 1/2 tbsp malt vinegar
- 1/2 cup seedless raisins
- 2 tbsp strong chutney (mango etc.)
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 medium eggs

- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Heat oil in medium saute pan. Stir in onions. Cook over medium heat until transparent. Add ground beef. Cook until lightly browned and crumbly
- Soak break in half the milk, squeeze out excess milk and mash with fork. Do not through out squeezed remaining milk. Set aside and ad pulled apart bread to meat mixture.
- Add curry, salt, sugar, pepper, turmeric, vinegar, raisins, and chutney to mixture
- Spoon mixture into greased baking dish and place bay leaves on top
- Bake for 50-60 minutes in oven
- Beat eggs with remaining milk and pour over mixture approximately 25-30 minutes before end of baking
- Serve with steamed rice (traditionally yellow) and extra chutney

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