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A classic South African entree. While not particularly spicy, the dish has complex flavors with the sweetness of raisins contrasting the curry. Serve with yellow rice.

Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 30 mins
20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and saute until browned, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef to onion and saute until browned, about 5 minutes.

  • Soak bread in 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl, mash, and add to ground beef mixture; stir in 1/2 of beaten egg, raisins, vinegar, sugar, turmeric, salt, curry powder, and ground black pepper.

  • Transfer beef mixture to glass baking dish; insert bay leaves.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Whisk remaining 1/2 egg and remaining 1/4 cup milk together in a small bowl; pour over meat mixture and return to oven for 30 minutes.

  • Serve with chutney.

Cook's Notes:

Mutton can be substituted for the ground beef.

Lemon juice can be substituted for the vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 14.5g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 74.8mg; sodium 467.3mg. Full Nutrition