Bobotie braaibroodjie Recipe

Bobotie braaibroodjie Recipe. Image credit: Unsplash

Bobotie braaibroodjies for when you want a tasty sandwich for lunch

Spread the love of bobotie on another classic South African sandwich. The bobotie braaibroodjie is the perfect weekend or leftover meal fix. Have you lit the braai yet?

Bobotie braaibroodjie Recipe

Bobotie braaibroodjie Recipe. Image credit: Unsplash

There’s something great about the braaimaster grilling some toasties on the fire with the rest of the meaty goodies. However, did you know that you can just have braaibroodjies for lunch or dinner? Our bobotie braaibroodjies is a full dinner in one easy sandwich with tastes of South Africa like you’ve never had before. It’s the perfect leftover meal if you have bobotie in the fridge or make it from scratch.

Making bobotie braaibroodjies

Bobotie originates from the Western Cape of South Africa and is a sweet mince curry known for its taste of apricots and covered in eggs. Bobotie is flavoured with aromatics like ginger, turmeric, curry powder and coriander and sweetened with apricot jam. A braaibroodjie is just a toasted sandwich made on the braai but you are welcome to use a hot pan to fry it up for your family.

Spread the love of bobotie on another classic South African sandwich. The bobotie braaibroodjie is the perfect weekend or leftover meal fix.

Bobotie braaibroodjies recipe

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Course: SidesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

25

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

40

minutes

A gourmet twist on the traditional Braai Broodjie.

Ingredients

  • Bobotie Ingredients:
  • 3 Onions – finely chopped

  • 4 Garlic Cloves – finely chopped

  • 15ml Fresh Ginger- grated

  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder

  • 1 tsp Turmeric

  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander

  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger

  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin

  • 1 kg Lamb Mince

  • 2 Slices White Bread soaked in milk

  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

  • 2 Tbsp Apricot Jam

  • 2 Tbsp Chutney

  • 2 Tbsp Soft Brown Sugar

  • 50ml Raisins

  • 50ml Flakes Almonds

  • 50ml Dried Apricots

  • 50ml Dried Cranberries

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • 2 Lemon leaves

  • Salt

  • Black Pepper

  • Oil

  • Ingredients for the braaibroodjie:
  • 2 Slices Lust Sourdough Bread

  • Butter

  • Bobotie

  • Banana- sliced

  • Chutney

  • Coriander Pesto

Method

  • Bobotie:
  • In a large saucepan, sauté the onions and garlic in a little oil until translucent
  • Add the spices and fry for a minute, stirring to release all the flavours
  • Add the mince and cook until the meat starts to change colour.
  • Add the bread, apricots, almonds, cranberries, lemon juice, jam, chutney and sugar.
  • Stir thoroughly to mix all the ingredients.
  • Cook, stirring frequently to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot, adding a little water if it becomes too dry for approximately 30 minutes
  • Transfer into an oven-proof dish and flatten the surface
  • Beat the egg and milk and pour over the meat
  • Stick the leaves into the top of the dish
  • Bake in an oven set at 180°C for 45 minutes
  • Set aside to rest for 10 minutes
  • Braaibroodjie:
  • Butter the bread on one side
  • Spread the Bobotie on the buttered side of the bread until it covers it evenly about 5mm thick
  • Slice the banana and place on the Bobotie
  • Spread the chutney evenly over the banana
  • Spread the second slice of bread with Coriander Pesto
  • Close the sandwich and place it in a “toeklap” (clamshell) braai grid.
  • Braai over warm coals turning frequently until crispy

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