My favourite cookbook at the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.  I’ve been looking forward to this week.  I’ve wanted to make Goulash for such a long time, and it’s even better that I get to try making it for the Robot too!   He seems to like anything with tomato in at the moment so this will be exciting if he likes it!  Here is loads more credit to Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett.


  • oil for frying
  • 1 Medium Onion cut into wedges
  • 1/2 a green pepper
  • 350g lean braising steak
  • 1-2tsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 250ml beef or veg stock
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 bouquet garni –  (I couldn’t find this so just used a bit of sage & thyme)

Preheat the oven to 160c.   Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and pepper and fry until they soften.  Add the beef and cook until browned all over.  Add the paprika and cook gently for 1 minute.  Stir in the tomatoe puree, flour, nutmet and black pepper and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Add the half the stock, the tomato and the bouquet garni and bring to the boil.  Stir until thickened, then add more stock until the sauce is the consistency you want.  Transfer the mixture to an oven proof casserole dish with lid and oven cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Serve warm with dumplings, potatoes or rice and vegetables.


This is such an amazing meal.  We served it with dumplings, mash and green veg.   The Robot who I assumed would love it wasn’t too bothered by it.  I think food was not on his mind.  In true Two Tiny Hands house style thought I doubled up on the recipe and have some for another day.  I will try this with rice next time as I think the Robot will dig in more. It was nice to have it with mash potatoes but would like to try it with boiled too.  Its a thumbs up from us.

The recipe for dumplings is also in the Baby Led Weaning cookbook.  I really recommend it to people that are cooking for babies.  It just adds some variety into our meals that we’d never consider.

 #ABC123 is a challenge I have set myself to complete 26 weeks of posts, every week a different letter of the alphabet.  This week we are on the letter G.




  1. I hadn’t thought about trying Piglet with dumplings but it completely makes sense-nice and soft and easy on little hands. I will have to try making a stew with dumplings (I’m veggie, so won’t be this one, but I’m sure I can do a veggie version). #abrandnewday

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