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Full of Beans Pork + Peppers

Full of Beans Pork + Peppers

A scrummy meal perfect for introducing a texture adventure, packed full of beans + herbs to tickle tiny taste buds!

Makes 26 ice cubes
Prep 15 min
Cook 35 min
From 7-9 months
Soya freeSoya free
Gluten freeGluten free
Egg freeEgg free
Dairy freeDairy free
Nut freeNut free

Ingredients

Method

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 100 g/3½ oz lean minced pork
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ small red pepper, cored, deseeded + diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 300 ml/½ pint passata (sieved tomatoes)
  • 2 teaspoons tomato purée
  • 2 cloves
  • 100 g/3½ oz canned cannellini beans in water, drained + rinsed
  • 25 g/1 oz baby spinach leaves, stalks removed + leaves shredded

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat + cook the mince for 5 minutes, breaking it up with the back of a fork, until browned all over. Remove with a slotted spoon + set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat slightly, add the onion to the pan + cook for 5 minutes until softened, then stir in the red pepper, garlic + thyme + cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Return the mince to the pan.
  3. Stir in the passata, tomato purée, cloves, beans, spinach + 50 ml/2 fl oz water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, part-cover with a lid + simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mince is cooked through. Remove the cloves.
  4. Using the back of a fork, mash the mince mixture until almost smooth, adding a little boiled water if necessary. Alternatively, purée in a food processor or using a h+ blender.

Swap This For That

You could swap pork for chicken or beef, or go completely veggie!

Yummy For Babies

Delicious served with rice or with baked potato wedges from 10months+

Handy Tips

We love a bit of mess at mealtimes, but how do you get the tomato-y blobs out of your little one’s bib? We know! Pop it on a windowsill in the sunshine + the sun will bleach out the stains. Brilliant!

I’m from The First Foods Book

We think weaning should be full of fun scrummy tastes, and lots of big smiles, so we've created the First Foods Book - the Purple One!