2017-08-21
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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Ingredients

  • 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. 

Method

 
 
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.

SMOOTH STAGE

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. 

MASHED STAGE

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

CHOPPED STAGE

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

TODDLERS & FAMILY FOODS

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)
2.0
Carbohydrate (g) 6.1
Sugars (g)
3.5
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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