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Mince and Lentil Bobotie


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, minced
  • 500grams lean mince meat
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 slices brown bread
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon hot chutney
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful slivered almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking dish.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook the onions in the hot oil until soft. Add the mince and cook until brown.
  3. Pour the milk in a shallow dish and soak the bread. Squeeze the excess milk from the bread and set the milk aside. Add the bread to the mince mixture.
  4. Add the lentils
  5. Stir in the raisins, apricot jam, chutney, curry powder, salt, and black pepper. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
  7. While the bobotie bakes, whisk together the left over milk, egg, and a pinch of salt. Pour over top of the dish. Lay the bay leaf onto the top of the milk mixture and sprinkle the almonds.
  8. Return the bobotie to the oven until the top is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  9. Serve with rice, chutney and sliced banana.
ENJOY!!!!! and keep warm!
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