Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins
My 1 year old loves this stew. I made this for her at about 10 months old. Easy to puree and freeze. One stop meal. Not bad for adults either - even without any seasoning. Just make sure your baby has been introduced to all the ingredients before serving. Servings are approximate. I calculated 3 cubes per serving - your little one might eat more or less depending on age. Add pasta or rice if you want to include a whole grain to the meal.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless beef chuck roast
- 2 cups water
- 3 carrots (medium to large)
- 1 cup onion (chopped)
- 2 cups peas (frozen or fresh)
- 1 potato (large)
- Trim excess fat off roast and cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes.
- Fill medium sauce pan with water, add meat, cover pan and simmer over medium/low heat for 40 minutes.
- While the meat is cooking, peel the carrots and slice. Peel the potato and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Set aside.
- After the meat has been cooking for 40 minutes, add the carrots, onion, peas & potatoes. Cover and cook another 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft and meat is longer pink. If the water disipates before the vegetables are done, add more as needed.
- FOR INFANTS:.
- Separate the meat from vegetables. Using your food processor, puree the meat first to almost the desired consitency. Add the vegetables and puree until smooth or desired consistency.
- Scoop into ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, pop out and store in sealed plastic bag for up to 3 months.
- FOR OLDER BABIES:.
- Cut up meat to bite size pieces and serve veggies as-is. Freeze in indivual containers for easy one serving sizes.
My son (9 months) seemed to enjoy this. I substituted broccoli for the peas--he's allergic-- and used sweet potato instead of a white potato. I added some brown rice to give more texture and complete the meal.
My daughter loved it!!! And very easy to make!