Babotie is a classic South African dish of a curried meatloaf topped with savoury custard and almonds. Sounds weird, but tastes divine.

Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 tb Curry powder
  • 4 Eggs ; beaten
  • 2 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1 8 oz pkg. dried apricots,
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 1/2 c Half and half

Directions

  1. Combine beef, salt and curry powder.
  2. Combine eggs, milk and cream.
  3. Combine half of the egg mixture with the beef; stir in apricots.
  4. Turn into a greased 13 x 9″ baking dish.
  5. Pour remaining egg mixture over top; float several bay leaves on top of milk; dot with butter.
  6. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes until top resembles baked custard.
  7. Enjoy!
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