Chilli is a great dish for adding extra veg into. It can be a messy dish for babies but as you’ll see below there are plenty of ways to serve it!
500g minced beef
One large onion
3 cloves of garlic
One large red pepper
One mild red chilli
One small carrot
3 or 4 mushrooms
Tin of tomatoes
Tin of kidney beans
Beef stock (if gluten free make sure you find gluten free stock cubes)
1 1/2 tsp Mild chilli powder
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried marjoram
Dice the onions, pepper and mushrooms. Finely chop the chilli and garlic. Peel the carrot.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and cook the onions on a medium heat for 5mins
Add the garlic, pepper, mushrooms and chilli
Then add the chilli powder, paprika and cumin and cook for another 5mins
Finely grate the carrot and add to the pan, stir through.
Turn up to a high heat and add the mince. Break it up constantly as it cooks so it doesn’t clump together. Once it’s cooked completely through drain any extra oil from the pan.
Add 300ml of stock
A tin of tomatoes
And 2 tablespoons of tomato purée. Bring to the boil then reduce to a gentle simmer
Put a lid on and leave to simmer for 20-30mins
Drain the tin of beans and add to the pan. Continue to simmer with the lid off for 5-10mins. Then put the lid back on and leave it off the heat for 10mins (or a few hours!) to absorb the flavours.
Served for toddler with rice, sour cream and a little grated cheese