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My First Beef Bolognese

Babies prefer an overall lumpy, soft texture rather than surprise lumps, so this beef Bolognese recipe is a great way to introduce texture.

Egg-free
Nut-free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 portions
Great for:  Healthy Baby Recipe & Meal Ideas 6-9 Months
Suitable for Freezing
Ingredients
2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 stick celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
125g lean minced beef
400g can chopped tomatoes
ΒΌ tsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tbsp pure, unsweetened apple juice
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the vegetables and fry for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and the beef and brown the meat.
  3. Add the tomatoes and thyme, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Blend for a few seconds so that everything is very finely choppped, then stir in the apple juice and Parmesan.
  5. Serve with cooked baby pasta shapes.

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