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1kg lean mince

2 large onions (finely chopped)

2 Tbsp oil

3 Tbsp butter

6 slices of white bread

2 cups (500ml) water

1 box SpiceMecca Bobotie spice

1 Tbsp garlic and ginger paste

± 2 tsp salt

4 Tbsp fruit chutney

5-6 fresh lemon leaves or bay leaves


Egg Wash:

2 eggs + 1 cup (250ml) milk (whisked lightly)



  1. Chopped green coriander
  2. 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice and zest



  1. Wash and drain mince and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Braise onions in oil and butter until golden brown.
  3. Soak bread in water and squeeze excess water from bread.
  4. Add SpiceMecca Bobotie spice to the mince. Then add bread, braised onions, garlic and ginger paste, salt and chutney.
  5. Mix well and spread into an ovenproof dish.
  6. Insert lemon/bay leaves into the mince.
  7. Bake at 180° C for 30 -35 minutes.
  8. Pour egg wash over mince and bake until egg mixture has set.
  9. Serve with sweet yellow rice, mashed potatoes and beetroot salad.


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