Citizen reporter
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15 Jan 2019
12:07 pm

Recipe: Cheesy bolognaise pap cake

Citizen reporter

This delicious recipe is under R200, making it perfect for the pocket as people recover from the costly December holidays.

Cheesy bolognaise pap cake. Picture: Supplied


6 cups maize meal, cooked
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, diced
750g beef mince
Knorr Tomato Base dry cook-in-sauce
1 – 2 cups water
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
Basil leaves, to garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over a high heat.

3. Add the crushed garlic and onion and cook for 3 minutes or until transparent.

4. Add the beef mince and cook, stirring, until browned.

5. Add the Knorr Tomato Base dry cook-in-sauce and the water, simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and most of the moisture has cooked away. Set aside. Grease a springform cake tin.

6. Spread 1½ – 2 cups of cooked pap into the bottom of the cake tin. Using a spatula, spread the pap evenly.

7. Spread an even layer of the mince mixture over the pap layer, top with ½ cup of grated cheddar cheese. Repeat with a second layer of pap followed by another layer of mince and ½ cup cheese. Add a final third layer of pap, spread evenly.

8. Bake for 30 minutes, remove the cake tin from the oven and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake for a further 15 minutes.

9. Remove from the cake tin and serve with fresh basil leaves.

Recipe supplied by Foodies of SA

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