This recipe is in actual fact very simple and obvious, but as South Africans, we all love the taste profile of a classic bobotie. So why not make it into a burger?


  • 1 kg good quality beef mince
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tot medium curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tot vinegar
  • 1 tot apricot jam
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • Chutney to serve
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 4 Fried eggs for serving (optional)


  1. Season the beef mince with salt, pepper, curry powder and turmeric and mix well.
  2. Add the vinegar and apricot jam and mix well.
  3. Use a patty press or your hands to make 4 burger patties. Do not handle or touch the meat too much, less means more taste.
  4. Braai the patties over medium coals until medium done. A few minutes before the patties are done, toast the burger buns on the fire.
  5. Build the burger by starting with the toasted buns, then tomatoes followed by the patty.
  6. Pour a generous helping of chutney over the patty and top with red onions.
  7. Serve the burger with a fried egg on top