Bobotie - South African Cape Malay Casserole Recipe

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Bobotie - South African Cape Malay Casserole
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  1. Soak the bread in the cup of milk, set aside.
  2. In a large, non-stick skillet, brown the ground beef.
  3. Add the onions, garlic, curry powder and turmeric and cook until the onions are soft.
  4. Add sugar, vinegar, raisins, apple, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour in water and gravy mixture and cook gently until it starts to thicken.
  6. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  7. Gently squeeze excess milk from the bread (add the milk to the custard topping) and tear apart into chunks.
  8. Fold into meat mixture together with the beaten egg.
  9. Place the meat mixture into a greased 9 x 9 casserole dish and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  11. Prepare custard topping.
  12. For the custard topping: beat together the milk, eggs and salt.
  13. Gently pour over the cooled meat mixture.
  14. Sprinkle with nutmeg and place bay leaves on top.
  15. Return casserole to oven until the top is set- about 20 to 25 minutes.
  16. Serve warm (not hot or better still, room temperature) alongside yellow rice and sambals on the side.
  17. Cook rice in the usual manner adding turmeric and salt to the water.
  18. Drain and fluff up, add almonds.
  19. Place the sambals in small serving dishes and allow guests to help themselves.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 637.43 Kcal (2669 kJ)
Calories from fat 157.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.51g 27%
Cholesterol 184.64mg 62%
Sodium 457.63mg 19%
Potassium 938.42mg 20%
Total Carbs 78.46g 26%
Sugars 15.34g 61%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 20%
Protein 40.32g 81%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 6%
Iron 6.3mg 35%
Calcium 316.8mg 32%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 151.55 Kcal (635 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.16g 27%
Cholesterol 43.9mg 62%
Sodium 108.8mg 19%
Potassium 223.11mg 20%
Total Carbs 18.65g 26%
Sugars 3.65g 61%
Dietary Fiber 1.21g 20%
Protein 9.59g 81%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 6%
Iron 1.5mg 35%
Calcium 75.3mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.4
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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