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Iron-Rich Casserole for Babies

Mini Beef Casserole for Babies

12

Serves

10 mins

Prep Time

2 hrs 30 mins

Cook Time

Regina Wypych

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Regina Wypych

This iron-packed casserole is a gentle way to introduce kidney to your baby. Kidneys are very high in iron but can be an overwhelming flavour when eaten alone. But combined with steak and vegetables it makes for a delicious, iron-rich casserole great for bubs and the rest of the family.

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Ingredients

Ingredients

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400g Quality Mark beef steaks

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150g beef kidney

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1 onion

roughly chopped

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1 tbsp olive oil

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2 celery stalks

finely sliced

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2 carrots

roughly chopped

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1 medium sized golden kumara

peeled and roughly chopped

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2 medium sized potato

roughly chopped

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1 sprigs fresh thyme

chopped

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3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

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2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

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2 cups beef stock

use low salt or water

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1 tbsp cornflour

Method

To Make Casserole

Preparation for Age Groups

Slow Cooker

1

Trim any excess fat off the steak and cut into 2cm cubes.

2

To prepare the kidneys, halve and cut out the fatty white cores.

3

Slice kidneys into small bite size piece

4

Heat oil in a fry-pan or stove top casserole dish and cook the onion and celery on a moderate heat for a few minutes.

5

Add the carrot, potato and kumara, and continue cooking for several minutes.

6

Reduce the heat to medium.

7

Add the beef and kidneys and stir well.

8

Add the thyme and beef stock (or water), and cover the casserole before placing in the oven at 170°C for 1½ - 2 hours or until the meat is tender.

9

If cooking for a young baby, remove some meat, vegetables (not onion) and liquid at this stage to chop or puree.

10

Add the Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper to taste, combined flour and water, stir well and cook for another 5 minutes until thickened.

11

Garnish with more parsley and serve in bowls with some crusty bread to mop up the sauce and some steamed green vegetables.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (180g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

478 (114)kJ

Protein

10.5g

Total Fat

3.8g

Saturated Fat

1g

Carbs

8.6g

Sugars

4.7g

Sodium

35mg

Iron*

2mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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