- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 ounces lean ground beef or lamb
1 tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon ketchup
1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons your baby's usual milk
Put the potatoes and carrots into a saucepan, pour in boiling water, and cook the vegetables until tender (about 20 minutes). Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small saucepan and sauté the garlic and onion until softened. Add the ground meat and sauté. Stir occasionally, until browned all over. Add the tomato and ketchup and pour in the stock. Cover, bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 20 minutes. When the potatoes and carrots are cooked, drain and return to the saucepan together with the butter and milk, and mash with a potato masher until smooth; you can also put the mixture through a potato ricer. Mix the meat with the mashed potato and carrot.
For young babies, puree the meat in a food processor before mixing it with the mashed potato and carrot. As your baby gets a little older, make this into a mini shepherd's pie and decorate with a face made from vegetables.
Makes 2 portions.
- Main Dishes, Lamb
- North American