Ostrich Bobotie

Ostrich Bobotie Recipe

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Ostrich Bobotie Recipe

This easy ostrich bobotie recipe is simple to prepare and surprisingly delicious. Ostrich and bobotie are unique to South Africa, so combining the two flavours into one dish was a simple idea. And by the way, ostrich meat is far healthier than beef, it is lower in fat and higher in protein, iron, and zinc. Ostrich meat is also cheaper than beef. Ostrich meat is also compatible with the paleo diet.

There is a difference in the taste between ostrich bobotie and traditional beef bobotie. That is why we decided to publish this recipe on top of our very popular beef bobotie recipe. Both the beef and ostrich bobotie recipes use very similar ingredients, with the difference being that beef bobotie is more traditional than ostrich bobotie.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 311
Carbs: 11g
Fat: 4g
Protein: 16g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
25 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 25 Minutes
35 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 35 Minutes




  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, curry powder, apple cubes, and apricot jam and cook until the onions are soft and glossy
  3. Soak the bread in 100 ml milk. Add the ostrich mince and soaked bread to the onion mixture and stir until cooked through. Transfer to an ovenproof baking dish
  4. Beat the eggs with the remaining 25 ml milk and pour the egg mixture over the mince mixture in the baking dish
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until set. Serve with cooked yellow rice and salad.

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Cheryl Cawood
I am happy to see meat suggestions that are compatible with the paleo diet on your website. In fact, all your ostrich recipes on your website are delicious. I have tried them all and will say this one is my favourite. 5.00

Chrissy Gardner
This is an amazing recipe. I converted to eating ostrich meat recently and find it hard to come up with good ostrich recipes. Luckily I discovered your website. It seems, as a rule of thumb, you can replace any beef meat recipe with ostrich meat, yet certain flavours compliment ostrich better than others. I will continue checking back and follow your amazing suggestions. 5.00

Natalie Shawl
I wish I understood why ostrich meat is considered venison. It tastes better than beef and is far healthier. Thanks for another winning recipe guys. 5.00

Daryl Newman
I remember flying to New York from London on a British Airways flight. Ostrich steak was an item on the menu for first-class passengers and I opted in, to the dismay of my husband. He asked for a bite and changed his order quickly. To this day I regret not asking for the name of the chef, but luckily I found a very similar ostrich steak recipe on your website. I continue to check back regularly and am thrilled with the ostrich recipes you have listed on your website. Amazing work guys. Thanks for your help keeping my family in shape. ❤️‍🩹🎖️🎖️ 5.00

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