Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Bobotie

6

servings

30 minutes

active time

1 hour 45 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 slices White Bread

3/4 cups milk, divided

1 teaspoon Ghee or butter

1 large yellow onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeño chili, seeded and ribs discarded, then diced

1 apple, peeled and diced

1 1/2 Tablespoons curry powder

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 lbs. ground beef, lamb, or turkey

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/3 cup slivered almonds

Salt and freshly ground black, to taste

2 lemons

2 eggs, divided

6 bay leaves

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat a 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray.

Place the slices of bread in a shallow bowl, drizzle them with 1/4 c. milk. Set aside.

In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add the onion, garlic, chili. Sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the apple, curry powder, and turmeric. Sauté another 3 minutes.

Add the meat and sauté, breaking up with a spoon, until cooked through and browned, about 8 minutes. Remove pot from heat.

Remove the bread from the milk, squeezing out and discarding any liquid. Break the bread into small pieces and mix into the pot.

Mix in the brown sugar, raisins, almonds, salt, pepper, the juice and zest of 1 lemon, and one egg. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan using a spatula to smooth the top.

Cut the remaining lemon into wedges and insert them vertically into the meat. Insert the bay leaves in the same manner. Cover the pan with foil;bake for 20 minutes.

In a small bowl whisk together the remaining egg and 1/2 cup milk. Remove the pan from the oven and remove and discard the lemon wedges and bay leaves. Smooth the top of the meat.

Pour the egg and milk mixture over the meat, then bake uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

6

servings

30 minutes

active time

1 hour 45 minutes

total time
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