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  • Bobotie (serves 4-6)
  • adapted from Epicurious
  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 1 large, white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds (or almond flour)
  • 1 granny smith (or other tart, green) apple, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 5 large eggs



Step 1

Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, turmeric and curry powder. Gently fry for a few minutes until the onions colour.

Transfer onions to a large mixing bowl and add the apples, raisins, lemon juice and zest, almonds, one egg and the beef. Stir well until thoroughly combined.

Press into a large, greased casserole dish. Cover. Bake at 325 for 1 hour.

Whisk together 4 eggs and season well. Remove the casserole from the oven and pour the eggs over the top. Return to the oven (turning the heat up to 400), uncover and cook for a further 15 minutes.

Serve immediately.

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