Homemade Meat Baby Food

Homemade baby food in jars
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 105 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
309 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 309
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 760mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's very easy to make your own homemade baby food. You may use beef, pork, lamb, chicken, or turkey. If you use poultry, you can reduce the meat cooking time by half. The beef stew is pureed in a food processor. May be frozen if desired. This recipe is designed for babies 6 to 12 months of age.


  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups water, vegetable, or fruit juice

  • 4 medium potatoes, scrubbed and cut into pieces

  • 5 medium carrots, scrubbed and cut into pieces

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, or any other green vegetable

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat fat in a large-size heavy saucepan over ​medium-high.

  2. Coat the in the flour and brown in the fat. Add the liquid and cover tightly.

  3. Simmer over medium heat for 1 1/2 hours.

  4. Add potatoes and carrots. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add frozen peas, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Purée stew into a smooth consistency.

  5. Store in refrigerator up to two days; freeze two to three months.

  6. Variation: Any meat can be substituted and 1/2 cup of uncooked rice may be substituted for the potatoes.

Source: The Complete New Guide to Preparing Baby Foods by Sue Castle (Bantam Books)

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