Slow-cooked lamb & veg with sweet & carrot mash

Weaning recipe: Slow-cooked lamb & veg with sweet potato & carrot mash

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 30 mins - 2 hrs, 45 mins


Serves 2 adults + 2 kids

A beautifully balanced, slow-cooked toddler meal - by combining iron-rich lamb with vitamin-C-rich veg, you’ll be optimising your child's ability to absorb iron

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per tbsp for infants (1 tbsp lamb & 1 tbsp mash), using water instead of veg stock

  • kcal42
  • fat1g
  • saturates0.6g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • knob of butter, for frying



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 lamb shanks
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into small chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 sticks celery, cut into small chunks



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 750ml water or low sodium vegetable stock
  • 750g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
    Sweet potatoes

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    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…


  1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Melt the butter in a big ovenproof casserole dish. Brown the lamb shank on all sides for a few minutes and then remove from the pan. Gently cook the onion for 7-8 mins until well softened, adding a little more butter if necessary. Add the garlic and cinnamon and cook for a further minute.

  2. Return the lamb shank to the pan, along with the carrot and celery. Pour in the water or veg stock (bear in mind water is better for baby). Bring to the boil, then put on the lid and transfer to the oven. Cook for 2 - 2 1/2 hours until the lamb is very tender.

  3. Meanwhile wrap the sweet potatoes in tin foil and roast in the oven for 45 mins to 1 hour until completely tender. Scoop out the insides and mash with a little butter. For baby, shred the meat into small pieces and serve with the soft vegetables and mash. Serve everyone else with a whole shank and some veg, spoon over a little of the cooking liquor and put a dollop of mash on the side.

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