Marvellous mince recipes
On the menu is mince- packed with protein for your growing child, it packs a mighty punch.

Eat one of the meals tonight, freez one for later and prepare one that's specially tailored for your baby or toddler.

Make tonight

Spaghetti bolognese

You'll need:

  • 1  Onion, chopped
  • 500g  Lean beef mince
  • 1  Carrot, finely chopped or grated
  • 2  Celery sticks, finely chopped or grated
  • 10ml  Nutmeg
  • 5ml  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cans  Tomato and onion mix with oregano, basil and garlic
  • 3 tsp  Sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pasta of choice.


  1. Sauté the onions in olive oil for 5 minutes and then add the mince.
  2. Brown the mince and then add the carrots and celery as well as the Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir well and add the tomato and onion mix, and the sugar.
  4. Simmer for at least 20 minutes while you cook your pasta according to your taste.
  5. To serve, spoon the Bolognese sauce over the pasta and top it off with parmesan shavings and fresh basil leaves.


This sauce is best when eaten straight away, but can also be frozen.

Freeze for later


You'll need:

  • 250g  Spinach pasta sheets
  • 1  Onion, chopped
  • 500g  Lean beef mince
  • 1 can  Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can  Tomato puree
  • 1 can  Tomato and onion mix
  • 3 tsp  Sugar
  • 100g  Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 100g  Butter
  • 125ml  Flour
  • 1 litre  Milk
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Sautè the onion in olive oil and brown the mince.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato and onion mix and tomato puree.
  3. Season and add the sugar.
  4. Leave to simmer
  5. In a separate saucepan melt the butter and add the flour slowly while stirring with a whisk.
  6. Then add the milk slowly.
  7. keep stirring over a low heat until the mixture thickens.
  8. Add salt, pepper and parsley.
  9. Spread a layer of white sauce onto the bottom of a rectangular ovenproof dish before layering the meat mixture and pasta sheets.
  10. Top it off with a layer of white sauce and cheese on top.
  11. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 180°C.

Perfect for children


You'll need:

  • 1  Onion, chopped
  • 1  Egg
  • 2  Slices brown bread
  • 80ml  Milk
  • 25ml  Chutney
  • 25ml  Tomato sauce
  • 10ml  Worcestershire sauce
  • 500g  Lean beef mince
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Soak the bread in the milk and then break it into smaller pices in a large bowl (do not add excess milk).
  2. Add all the ingredients to this and mix thoroughly.
  3. Roll the mince mixture into small balls roughly the size of a small egg.
  4. pack tightly in a deep ovenproof dish.
  5. Cover with tinfoil and bake for 40 minutes at 180°C, removing the foil for the last couple of minutes so that the meatballs brown slightly.


Keep a bowl of water handy to dip your hands into before rolling each meatball. This helps to keep the mince from sticking to your skin and makes it easier to roll each ball.

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