Organix Stage 1 6m+

Holly Bell's Roasting Tray Ragu

  • Holly Bell's Roasting Tray Ragu Recipe
  • Holly Bell's roasting tray ragu weaning recipe
  • Holly Bell's roasting tray ragu weaning recipe
Organix Stage 1 6m+
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 60+ minutes to cook
  • Makes about 30 ice cube sized portions
  • Can be frozen
  • How to make

500g mince beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped into 2cm rings
¼ tsp black pepper
½ tsp oregano
2 tbsp olive oil
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato puree
4 cloves of garlic, crushed

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6

Step 2

Break the mince up with your hands into small strands and sprinkle into a large deep roasting tray 

Step 3

Add the finely chopped onion, chopped carrots, pepper, oregano and oil and stir well 

Step 4

Bake for 15 minutes until the meat has started to brown 

Step 5

Give it a good stir with a wooden spoon and add the tinned tomatoes, plus one tin full of cold water (fill the empty tin up at the tap), the tomato puree and the garlic

Step 6

Stir well and return to the oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so 

Step 7

Remove from the oven after 45 minutes or when the sauce has reduced down

Step 8

Then either serve as it is, mashing the carrots down a little to evenly distribute them, or puree with a handheld blender 

Step 9

Serve with pasta and/or green beans. Add a little grated cheese before serving

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Recipe notes

I wish I’d thought of this before. How many hours of my life have I devoted to stirring ragu sauce for my children? Too many! This is a roasted alternative to the usual hob cooked version and is all the better for it. The meat and vegetables are just that little bit sweeter for having been allowed to catch in the oven.

Keeps in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 days or freezes well for 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat on the hob or in the microwave until piping hot. Stir well and always check the heat of baby food before serving.

*The Department of Health and the World Health Organization recommend nothing but breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby's life. At around 6 months your baby may show signs that they're ready for solid food. 

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