Beef, Sweet Potato, and Broccoli Puree
Homemade Baby Food Puree
- 1 3/4 cups
What you'll need
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ lb. Ground beef, cooked (steamed or simmered)
1 large sweet potato peeled, chopped, and diced
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
½ cup broth or water, as needed
How to make it:
- In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the beef and ¼ cup water. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon and stirring constantly, until the meat is opaque throughout and no longer pink, 6-7 minutes. Let cool, then drain.
- Fill a pot with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Place the sweet potatoes in a steamer basket and place in the pot. Cover and steam for 5 minutes. Distribute the broccoli over the potatoes. Cover and steam until the potatoes and broccoli are tender, 7-8 minutes longer. Remove the steamer basket and let the vegetables cool. Reserve the steaming liquid.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the beef, sweet potato, broccoli, and ½ cup of the reserved steaming liquid, adding broth if there is not enough liquid. Puree until smooth or until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Serve immediately. To store, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze in individual portions for up to 3 months.
This recipe is from our Happy Family Organic’s Cookbook, for more great recipes check out the cookbook here
Always check with your child’s doctor first if you have any questions about introducing new foods and textures.