- Olive oil for browning the mince
- 450g of mince (traditionally lamb is used, but beef or vegetarian mince works too)
- 3 carrots chopped finely
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 1 clove garlic chopped finely (optional)
- 1-2 teaspoons of mixed herbs (check pure herbs and no salt in mix)
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes
- 450g of potatoes, these can be a mix of white and sweet potatoes (if in season firm pumpkin or squash can be added to this mix too) peeled and cut into chunks
- 20g of unsalted butter
- 60ml of milk (if preferred breast milk can be used)
- 50g of grated cheddar cheese
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180oC (170oC if a fan oven)
Step 2: Fry the mince in the olive oil in a heavy frying pan until light brown, then drain and set aside
Step 3: Gently fry the onion, carrots and garlic with the herbs in a pan until tender (about 10 minutes.
Step 4: Add the tomatoes and up to ½ cup of water before adding the lamb and simmering for 20 minutes.
Step 5: Whilst the vegetables are frying in a pan of water, add the potato (and squash if using) and boil until soft. Next drain and mash until smooth adding the milk and butter.
Step 6: Spoon the meat and vegetable mix into the bottom of an oven dish, add the mashed potato to the top and sprinkle with cheese
Step 7: Bake in a preheated oven for around 30 minutes
This should serve a family of 3-4 with extra vegetables
Allow to cool adequately before offering to your baby, it can be mashed together for serving or placing in the mashblox