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Bean Stew

Suitable for the whole family

It’s much easier to make one meal that’s suitable for the whole family and this delicately spiced stew is perfect. If you’d like more spice then add some chilli flakes after you’ve taken out your baby’s portion.

How to eat it

  • With couscous or rice mixed through or on the side
  • With well cooked pasta finger food or strips of toasted pita bread
  • With natural or Greek Yoghurt
  • With steamed veggie finger food like broccoli

 

Storing it

This recipe is perfect for freezing.

 

Substitutions

You can swap dried apricots for any other dried fruit like raisins or prunes. If you don’t have chickpeas to hand any other tinned beans will work.

What you’ll need

  • tablespoon oil
  • 1 fistful of frozen onions or one chopped onion
  • 1 fistful of frozen vegetables like sweet potato, butternut squash or carrot
  • 2 teaspoons of frozen garlic or 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin of chickpeas in water (if they’re in brine make sure you rinse and drain them really well)
  • 200mls water or low salt stock
  • 50g chopped apricots
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin

What to do

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Gently cook the frozen onion and garlic until they’re soft
  2. Add spices and cook for a minute
  3. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas and frozen vegetables and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add the water and apricots and simmer for another 30 minutes
  5. Mash to the correct texture if needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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