Yes, we're doing something similar, my mum almost had a fit when she saw my 6mo dd bite off and eat a relatively huge chunk of lamb on Sunday! <dd is usually vegetarian but dh had other ideas! That's a different story>
Last night I have my baby some of the mince from the bolognese sauce I made. There was no added salt and it was just a couple of spoons. She has no trouble with lumps in her food and seemed to really enjoy it. That's ok right? My mum was a bit shocked that she wasnt having baby purees and that made me doubt myself!