Homemade Meat Baby Food Recipes That Are Worth a Try

Many people think that meat is not a typical baby food item, but they cannot be more wrong. Meat is rich in zinc and iron, which are two of the most essential elements in the growth of the baby. Any form of meat including beef, pork, stew or lamb is beneficial for your baby. If you are looking forward to including meat into your baby’s food menu, you might want to consider following points:

  • A baby can start eating meat at around the age 4 to 6 months, usually as soon as he starts with solid food.
  • The meat given to the baby must be very soft, thin and well-cooked.
  • Homemade meat is the best for babies.
  • If you are breastfeeding, you may want to stick to it for at least first 6 months.
  • If your baby doesn’t accept meat first, try mixing it with his favorite vegetable or fruit.
  • Avoid feeding meat pieces to baby until he has some teeth and is already eating other solid food properly.

Homemade Meat Baby Food Recipes

Here are some meat baby food recipes that can be prepared at home.

Apple Lamb Recipe

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Things you will need

  • 8 oz (1 cup) minced lamb
  • 4 fl oz (1/2 cup) apple juice
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • pinch dried tarragon
  • 1 cooking apple, grated finely
  • 1 zucchini/courgette, finely chopped
  • pinch cinnamon powder

Steps To Cook

  1. Cook the lamb in a saucepan until well-cooked.
  2. Drain it, and add the apple, juice, carrot and zucchini to it.
  3. Stir the mixture, cover the pot and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cinnamon and tarragon to the dish and stir and cook again for 5 minutes.
  5. Mash if necessary to make it eatable for your baby.

Pork, Veal and Beef Purée

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Things you will need

  • 1 cup well-cooked and well-chopped boneless beef, veal or pork
  • 1/4 cup cooking juice or water

Steps to cook

  1. Add meat chunks in a blender and mix it until a powdery form is created.
  2. Add water and mix further until it gets smooth.
  3. Add as much as water or juice needed to make it suitable for your baby.
  4. Add veggies or fruit if you like.

Beef Stew

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Things you will need

  • 8 oz (1 cup) stewing beef cube
  • 4 fl oz (1/2 cup) beef stock made at home
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 2 oz (1/2 cup) mushrooms , sliced
  • 2 oz (1/2 cup) flour
  • 3 oz (1/3 cup) tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 onion, small and sliced
  • pinch rosemary, dried and crushed

Steps to cook

  1. Mix the beef in the flour.
  2. Put the beef on a baking paper and place into an oven pre-heated to 500 deg F (260 deg C).
  3. Bake the beef for about ten minutes until it gets lightly browned.
  4. Mix the homemade beef stock, rosemary and vegetables in a saucepan, and cook it in the same oven at the temperature 300 degree F.
  5. Pour the vegetable mix in the beef pot, cover it and bake for another 2 hours in the oven until it gets ultra-soft.
  6. Mash if necessary and serve.

Fish smash

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Things you need

  • 1 cup cooked boneless white fish
  • 1/4 cup juice or plain water

Steps to cook

  1. Put the fish in blender and mix while adding water until a smooth powdery form is created.
  2. Add more liquid if more consistency needed for the baby.
  3. Add vegetables or fruits, finely chopped if you want.

Vegetable Sauce and Spaghetti with Beef

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Things you will need

  • 8 oz (1 cup) lean minced beef
  • 1/2 can tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini/courgette, sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 oz dried spaghetti
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) tomato puree
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

Steps to cook

  1. Cook onion in a saucepan using olive oil.
  2. Once browned, add tomato and tomato puree to the onion, and stir.
  3. Mix courgette, oregano and red pepper to the mixture and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add minced beef to the mixture, cover the pan and cook for another 30 minutes.
  5. Prepare the spaghetti separately.
  6. Once prepared, mix the meat sauce with the spaghetti and chop fine.

Beef Vegetable Pasta Stew

Things you will need

  • 1/2 cup cubed cooked beef
  • 1/4 cup shelled fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 peeled potato
  • 1 peeled carrot
  • 1/4 cup uncooked pasta

Steps to cook

  • Wash vegetables, chop fine and cook for 20 minutes, until softened.
  • Add macaroni to it and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Drain and save the water in another pot and mash the stew in it.
  • Mash the mix until it gets consistency appropriate for your baby.

Now, you have enough meat recipes to start feeding your baby.

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