Bobotie (Beef Pie)
Bobotie (Beef Pie)
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hr 5 min

Bobotie is a well known South African dish consisting of spiced meat baked with an egg-based topping. It appears to be a variant of patinam ex lacte which comprises layers of cooked meat, pine nuts and seasoned with pepper, celery seeds and asafoetida. Bobotie is very delicious when hot.


  • Egg
  • Turmeric
  • Whole milk
  • Bay leaves
  • Silvered almonds
  • Butter
  • Bread slice soaked in milk
  • Curry powder
  • Raisins
  • Onions
  • Chopped cooked beef
  • Lemon juice
  • Apple,peeled, diced


  1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan
  2. Add the onions for 5 minute, then add the apple dice and cook for another minute
  3. Add the chopped beef and combine
  4. Squeeze out the excess milk from the bread slices, then tear up and add to pot
  5. Add the curry powder,raisins,almonds,lemon juice,egg and turmeric and stir well
  6. Place mixture in a greased baking dish and place bay leaves vertically in the casserole, bake for 40 minute, then remove from the oven
  7. mix together the egg and milk, then pour it over the bobotie bake for another 15 minute
  8. Remove the bay leaves before serving



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