Moroccan Diced Lamb
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Moroccan Diced Lamb

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Once your baby is comfortable eating red meat, around 6 months, you can begin preparing meals for your baby from the main meal. Meals need to be bland for your baby, but flavours can be 'revved' up at the end of cooking for the rest of the family, as indicated in this recipe.
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins Prep: 15 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 1 hour 30 mins Cook: 1 hour 30 mins
Serves 10 Serves 10
Good source of iron Good source of iron
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  • 500g lean diced Quality Mark lamb 
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced*
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin*
  • ½ teaspoon paprika*
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 12 dried apricots, diced
  • 300g can chickpeas
  • 1 cup reduced-salt beef stock or ½ tsp reduced-salt beef stock powder to 1 cup water
*Reduce the amount of these ingredients for babies around 6 months - see Smooth Stage below for more details. 


Pre-heat oven to 160oC.

Heat oil in a frying pan and brown diced lamb well. Place in a casserole dish.

Add the onion*, cumin* and paprika* to the pan and cook in the residue oil until lightly brown. Scatter over the lamb.

Add carrots, apricots, chickpeas (including liquid from the can) and stock.

Place casserole dish in oven and cook at 160oC for approximately 1½ hours until the lamb is tender.

Serve with seasonal vegetables and mashed potato or couscous.


Babies around 6 months
  • *To begin, you may need to reduce the amount of spices & onion until your baby is familiar with the flavours. Purée meat & vegetable mixture. Mix with a little baby’s milk to achieve a smooth consistency. 


Babies 7 to 8 months
  • Purée the meat and vegetables into a lumpy, mashed consistency so your baby can experience the different textures.


Babies from 8 months
  • Chop up any large pieces of meat and serve with mashed potato and chopped vegetables.


From 12 months
  • Chop up any large pieces of meat as necessary. Serve with couscous or flat bread as an alternative to potato.
  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition
  • Tips & Tricks

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 128g
Energy kJ (kcal) 544 (129)
Protein (g) 12.0
Fat (g) 5.8
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 6.1
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 191
Iron (mg) 1.7
Zinc (mg) 2.0
Vitamin B12 (ug) 1.2
Vitamin D (ug) T
Selenium (ug) 3.0
  • Kids love mince and being high in iron, it loves them too.  A serve of 100g of lean beef or lamb mince provides children aged 1 - 13 years 20% of their daily iron needs.

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 9 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Great recipe, all the family enjoyed it. Will defitely make it again.

Posted by Angela 2014-08-18 14:30:00
Awesome recipe thanks for sharing.

Posted by Gina 2014-08-18 14:29:20
Love the apricots, really add something special to the recipe.
Posted by Susan Eady 2014-08-18 14:28:54
Hi Ben ~ yes, stock goes in at the same time as the chickpeas. Recipe amended above :)
Posted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand 2014-08-18 14:28:30
The list of ingredients includes Beef stock (or replacement) but does not appear in method of cooking - only adding the liquid from can of chickpeas.....presumably the beef stock is in addition to the chickpea liquid???
Posted by Ben Crowleymbu 2014-08-18 14:28:10
So Yummy.....
Posted by Neil Willard 2014-08-18 14:26:48
Sooo easy to make, and delicious!!!!
Posted by Simon 2014-08-18 14:26:10
The whole family loved this one. Its in my favourite recipe folder!
Posted by Marie 2014-08-18 14:25:46
My daughter loves this and when i've recommended to others have been given same response.
Posted by amanda 2014-08-18 14:25:17




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