Lamb Baby Food

Lamb meat is a great choice once you introduce to your baby to meat. Not least because it's high in iron, which babies need as their iron stores start to dwindle around 6 months old. My little one loved this lamb and it was so easy and cheap to make.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 1 lamb shank

  • 1 pinch dried thyme (Optional)


  1. Place lamb shank in a saucepan, cover with water, and add thyme. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until meat is falling off bone, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  2. Transfer lamb and 16 ounces cooking liquid to two separate containers. Place in the refrigerator to chill, 1 hour to overnight. Discard remaining cooking liquid.

  3. Skim off any solidified fat from chilled cooking liquid and discard.

  4. Remove meat from bone and place in a food processor. Discard bone, excess fat, and tendons. Add 2 1/2 ounces cooking liquid to meat and process until a fine, even texture is achieved, adding more liquid as needed.


To freeze for later, spoon 1 ounce portions of the mixture into a baby food freezing tray. Freeze and use within 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

22 Calories
1g Fat
0g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Protein 3g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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