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Saturday, February 25, 2012

South African Ground Lamb Bobotie

South African Ground Lamb Bobotie

South African Ground Lamb Bobotie

Bobotie is a favorite dish of South African descendants of the Boer people. Bobotie is similar to American meatloaf except a little sweetness is added to the recipes. There are 100’s of different ways to make Bobotie but lamb is our favorite.

South African Ground Lamb Bobotie

Ground Lamb Bobotie South African Style


2 pounds ground lamb
2 medium onions finely chopped
2 large tomatoes finely chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon apricot jam
1/2 banana sliced
1 large apple finely chopped
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste


Brown lamb and drain off excess fat. Add onions cook until transparent. Add all ingredients into a large bowl, mix well and cook 350 degrees 50 minutes in a bread loaf pan. Serve with rice.

South African Bobotie

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