Bobotie is a South African beef casserole, traditionally made with bread
and milk. This recipe is inspired by the dish but heavily modified.
2 lbs. ground beef
2 medium sized onions, 1/4" dice
2 T olive oil
2 T curry powder (or more if you like it spicy)
1 tsp turmeric
2 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 C purple cabbage, finely chopped
2 large eggs
1/2 C mixed dried berries (raisons, currant, cranberry)
1/2 C crab apples, finely chopped
2 bay leaves, powdered with mortar and pestle
1/2 C raw almonds
Preheat oven to 350F. Fry onions in the oil over medium heat until
golden colored. Add the curry powder and tumeric. Fry for two minutes
stirring all the time, then add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
In the meanwhile, crumble the ground meat into a pan and cook over
medium-low heat until mostly done.
Mix the meat, cabbage, onion mixture and fruit with 1 egg. Pack into
a casserole dish and sprinkle with the crushed bay leaves.
Pulse the almonds in a blender on high until coarsely ground, then mix
with the remaining egg. Spread this mixture out on top of the meat to
make a thin almond crust.
Bake uncovered for approx 30 minutes.
By Bruce Sherrod. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Dec. 2000
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