Frans's Prizewinning Bobotie
85 mins (prep 25, cooking 60)
22 ingredients
6-8 servings
This month this recipe won 1st prize in a cookery competition in an Afrikaans women's magazine. The magazine is on the lookout for the "best" of South African traditional recipes. The winner, and creator, of this recipe is Frans Kleingeld of Langebaan on the West Coast (locals and ex-pats will know exactly where that is!) Don't be put off by his list of ingredients -- they are all simple and there is nothing exotic in his bobotie. It seems the small amounts of the many things which he puts in might be his secret! He says: "My recipe is baked in a water bath, which keeps it juicy. It has a nice texture which does not fall apart when cut. And you cannot make bobotie without raisins and almonds, because that is how our foremothers made it!"NOTE : I made this recipe exactly as written, right after posting it. The only problem was mine: my curry powder was not fresh enough. I added masala, which was also past its best. Maybe that was the problem, because I still thought something was missing. It's a great recipe regardless of the fussy measurements, but please make sure your curry powder is fragrant and fresh. It took me 30 minutes prep (I guessed 25) and because I used a lower oven heat for my convection oven I allowed 7 - 8 minutes longer in the oven, and the top was therefore a bit darker than it should be. A nice bobotie.

Categories:  weeknight , african , ground-beef , main-dish , south-african , beef , meat , <-4-hours , low-carb , savory-pies , low-in... , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (89.21 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 328.16 Calories from Fat 138.87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.43g 142.42%
Saturated Fat 3.24g 97.28%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 24.23mg 48.46%
Sodium 1011.32mg 252.83%
Total Carbohydrate 36.74g 73.47%
Dietary Fiber 5.41 g 129.78%
Sugars 26.05 g %
Protein 14.56g 174.77%
Vitamin A 161.99IU% Vitamin C 3.44mg%
Calcium 434.41mg% Iron 3.38mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
brown bread, ground beef