South African Bobotie Pie

A traditional favorite from South Africa, Bobotie is an exotic, delicious substitute for your meatloaf recipe. Try this sweet and lightly spiced dish with rice and a tangy cucumber relish.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6-8 Servings


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ cup carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

      Spice Mix

  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 1 TB curry powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • 3 TB mango chutney (such as Major Grey’s)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup 1% milk


Preheat oven to 375. Cook meat until no longer pink in a large non-stick skillet. Drain in a colander and reserve (do not wipe out pan). Using the same skillet, cook onions, apple, carrot, raisins and bay leaves over medium-low heat, stirring frequently for approximately 10 minutes or until soft. 

Add garlic and spice mix and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Stir meat into mixture, add wine (scraping to remove any stuck spices/vegetables), and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chutney.

Pour meat mixture into a 9x13” baking pan. Thoroughly whisk together eggs and milk. Pour over meat mixture, tilting pan to evenly distribute. Bake for 20-25 minutes until egg is set. Let cool slightly, cut into slices and serve.