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Bobotie, Healthy Food Recipe


Bobotie Recipe

Here is an easy and healthy recipe for the traditional, delicious curried minced meat dish. This healthy food recipe is an extreme makeover dish from South Africa.


  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, plus extra 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 4 teaspoons medium curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic
  • 390g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup liquid beef stock (use a beef stock cube mixed with boiling water)
  • 4 tablespoons sultanas
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous


Step 1 Brown mince in a non-stick pan without added fat. Add onion. Cook to soften.
Step 2 Add remaining ingredients, except couscous, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes.
Step 3 To cook couscous, place in a large bowl and pour over 2 cups boiling water. Cover. Leave to stand for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork. Serve couscous with bobotie and garnish with extra coriander.

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