Lamb is, compared to chicken, a relatively strong-tasting meat. However, if introduced early to toddlers and young children, it can become a favorite part of their diet.
1–2 ounces of boneless lamb
1 apple, diced
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon paprika
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
Cut the lamb into small pieces. Melt the butter in a skillet; then add the lamb and sauté until the meat is completely cooked, about 8–10 minutes.
Add the apple, turmeric, paprika, and cinnamon. Continue stir-frying for 2–3 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an ovenproof baking dish; then pour the lamb-and-apple mixture into a greased baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes.
Allow to cool before serving.
When selecting a good cut of beef for serving to toddlers, marbled cuts are a good choice because they are generally more tender. Not so with lamb! Because the animal is less mature, lamb is usually quite tender and doesn't require the marbled fat that beef does to make the meat tender.