Friday, September 14, 2012

Peanut Post: Beef, it's what's for dinner!

Baby beef stew puree, that is.  Since we've conquered the chicken puree, time to try the beef.  I bought beef for stew (which is already cut into chunks), and added frozen peas and carrots that I had on hand to make a little "stew".  From there, I figure I can add spices and other veggies at each meal.  I like to start with fairly simple meat purees so we can experiment with different combinations.  Here's how Mama makes it:

Baby Beef Stew
-1 package beef for stew
-1 c. frozen carrots
-1/2 c. frozen peas
-other veggies, optional (potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, brocolli, etc.)


1.  Place beef and vegetables in a medium saucepan with about a cup of water over medium-high heat. 

2.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 25-30 minutes until beef is cooked through.

3.  Place meat and vegetables in food processor or blender and process until smooth, adding some of the cooking liquid as needed.  (I used all of the liquid.)

4.  Freezes well in ice cube trays.  This recipe made two trays, or 24 (1 oz. each) cubes.

Last night I mixed a cube of beef with a cube of peas, a cube of carrots, and an avocado slice. 

and the verdict is...

yummy - she couldn't get enough!
much better than the first time she had chicken

the look of a satisfied tummy

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