Easter Lamb - Shepherd's Pie
This Easter Lamb recipe is perfect for baby. Combining minced meat with creamy mashed potato gives it a much smoother texture that is easier to swallow. Mashed potatoes and carrots or mashed potatoes and swede makes a tasty combination and combines well with minced meat. For babies under nine months it would be best to puree the minced meat before combining it with the mashed potato. It is also a great easter lamb recipe for all the family.
- 100g (4oz) lean minced beef or lamb
- 1 tomato, skinned, de-seeded and chopped
- 1 tsp tomato ketchup
- 300g (10oz) potatoes, peeled and diced
- 150 ml (5 fl oz)unsalted chicken stock
- 100g (4oz) Carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 25g (1oz) peeled and chopped onion
- 15g unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp your baby's usual milk
Put the potatoes and carrots into a saucepan, pour over boiling water and cook the vegetables until tender (about 20 minutes). Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a small saucepan and saute the onion until softened. Add the minced meat and saute, stirring occasionally, until browned all over. Add the chopped tomato and ketchup and pour over the stock. Cove, bring to the boil, and then simmer for about 20 minutes.
When the poatoes and carrots are cooked, drain them and return to the saucepan together with the butter and milk, and mas with a potato masher or potato ricer until smooth. Mix the minced meat with the mashed potato and carrot.
For young babies, puree the minced 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. A perfect easter lamb recipe