Lamb Veggie & Quinoa Mash

2014-02-10
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

This lamb, veggie and quinoa mash was my sons absolute favourite. I would often mix up the vegetables used depending what was in season. You can also try it with cous cous, risoni or rice. There are endless possibilities when pureeing food combinations for your baby. When you introduce your baby to a wide variety of flavour combinations it helps to develop taste buds, encourage food acceptance, and discourage fussy eating.

Nutrition Note: Lamb is rich in iron – vital for brain development in infants and children.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ brown onion, finely sliced
  • 300g lean lamb
  • diced ¾ cup chopped sweet potato
  • 2 cups salt reduced vegetable stock* (or water)
  • 2 zucchini’s, diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 75g fresh corn kernels
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • *Note: some stock contains gluten. Check for gluten free if required, or even better, make your own.

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onions until clear.
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Step 2

Add the chopped lamb and brown all over. -

Step 3

Add the sweet potato and stock, cover and leave for 5 minutes or until sweet potato is soft. -

Step 4

Add the zucchini, corn and peas, cook for a further 5 minutes or until the veggies are tender and the meat is cooked through. -

Step 5

Blend until you have desired consistency then stir through the cooked quinoa. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Nicola on February 13, 2014

    Can this be frozen?

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    • posted by Allie on February 13, 2014

      Hi Nicola, yes this can be frozen. Ax

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      • posted by Nicola on March 8, 2014

        Thankyou :)

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  2. posted by Charan Dhillon on March 20, 2014

    hi, i have a fussy 15 months baby. can i substitute sweet potato with potato ? & you mentioned 2 zucchini’s (did you mean 2 slices of it)? thx

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  3. posted by Rowena on March 28, 2014

    I made this tonight, it tastes great. Now let’s hope my 10 month old feels the same :-)

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  4. posted by alex on April 7, 2014

    hi, this looks yummy. my boys are open to herbs though and I thought I might make this for the whole family. what herb would you recommend? I was thinking rosemary because of the lamb?? thanks :)

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    • posted by Allie on April 7, 2014

      Hi Alex, I would of said rosemary too :) or mint or thyme. Let us know how you go! Ax

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  5. posted by BW on April 7, 2014

    Hi Allie, Great recipe! Do you freeze just the meat and vege portion or can you freeze it complete with quinoa? B

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    • posted by Allie on April 7, 2014

      Hi B, yes I freeze the lot usually. I used to make it with brown rice and that froze well too :)

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  6. posted by Alex on April 10, 2014

    Hi Allie, I added fresh thyme in the end, as my rosemary bush lost its battle with the recent heat when hubby tried to move it! Anyway, it was beautiful & fragrant, and both boys (particularly my youngest who loves sweet potato – 1year) enjoyed it. Thank you! :)

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  7. posted by Amanda on July 9, 2014

    What type of lamb did you use? Mince, chops (cut up) or did you make a lamb roast and used some of that?
    Thanks heaps
    Amanda

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    • posted by Jess on July 15, 2014

      Hi Amanda, we used diced lean lamb however you could easily use mince or leftover lamb roast. Enjoy, Jx

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  8. posted by J on July 14, 2014

    Hi! Just letting you know this recipe is incorrectly tagged as ‘vegetarian’

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    • posted by Jess on July 15, 2014

      Thanks Judy, all corrected :) Jx

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  9. posted by Bec on September 2, 2014

    Just wanted to say thank you for this recipe I was struggling for ideas for my 9 month old, I made it with pork mince and substituted the quinoa for cous cous and he absolutely devours it! Just made my second batch and I am sure he will be stoked to be having it for dinner tonight! Thanks again :-)

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  10. posted by Helen on February 5, 2015

    This is my 9 month old son’s favourite meal. I cook the peas and corn separately and then add with the quinoa after blending the other ingredients, so that there are more lumps for him to chew. I give him a few spoons of stewed apple for dessert after this meal, so that the vitamin C in the apple boosts his iron absorption from the lamb. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • posted by Allie on February 5, 2015

      Oh this warms my heart because it was my sons absolute favourite too. Perfect offering fruit with the meal, what a fab mumma you are Ax

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  11. posted by Christin on February 6, 2015

    Made this for my 6month old and he loves it, but so do I. Many times I have found myself scraping the bowl to get a taste after he has finished his meal. Loaded with vegetables and the goodness of quinoa and chia his first taste of lamb was a success. Thanks for a great recipe good enough for the whole family.

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  12. posted by Maja on December 14, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made it for my 7 month old daughter and she loved it!
    Very healthy and tasty! Ended up being my dinner tonight too and have another 9 portions in the freezer for her.

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  13. posted by Linda on May 22, 2016

    Am I missing something? Mine came out like a soup – very very liquid. Delicious, but I had to add like 4 cups of quinoa! We are going to be eating this for a month :-)

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