Mushroom and Beef Blend Bobotie

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME: 50 MINUTES
SERVES: 4

This South African inspired spiced Mushroom and Beef Blend Bobotie is a taste sensation with an array of ingredients from mango chutney, ginger, almonds and gorgeous closed cup mushrooms.

INGREDIENTS

For the bobotie

  • 500g closed cup mushrooms, diced finely by hand or in a food processor (save 2 for the top, finely sliced)
  • 700g beef mince
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • All spice, pinch
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp Madras curry paste
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • Worcestershire sauce, few drops
  • 6 bay leaves (keep 4 for the top)
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 25g raisins
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the topping

  • 300ml full fat milk
  • 2 eggs

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/160c for fan ovens. Mix together the mushrooms and mince until well blended.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mince mushroom blend mix and onion. Fry gently for about 5 mins until the meat is browned all over, stirring continuously and breaking up the chunks as you go.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger and keep cooking and stirring, whilst slowly adding the rest of the ingredients.
  4. When the meat is cooked through and the mixture is quite dry, season with salt and pepper and spoon into an oven proof dish. Press it down firmly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Mix together the milk and eggs in a bowl and season. Pour over the meat mixture in the dish and lay over the rest of the bay leaves and sliced mushrooms.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until the top is golden and firm.