Sunday, March 11, 2012

Baby Food - Beef

Making my own baby food is a must for me.  Especially since Gavin is our "last" child, it's even more important to me that I do everything I can while the opportunity is still there to give it to him.  Making my own baby food is definitely something I can easily do.

Not only am I providing my son with nutritious home made food, but I'm also saving a lot of money!

My husband helped me with my baby food  prep this week!  I made yogurt, peas and beef this week/weekend.  He kept telling me how awesome it was that I do this for our son and how much money I am saving us!  (You're welcome, honey!)  If I didn't have my husband cheering me on, I have to be honest, I'm not sure I could keep up with all I do!  It's nice to know someone recognizes and cares!

As for the beef baby food, it was INCREDIBLY easy to make!  You can use any cut of meat you want really.  I used a bottom round roast because it was the most meat for the money.  Season your meat any way you think would be best for your baby.  I used Mrs. Dash because it's a nice blend of spices and all things I normally cook with.

You CAN do this!  It's SOOOO easy!

Baby Food - Beef

Ingredients:
1 1.5-2lb. Boneless Bottom Round Roast
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning
1/4 cup water

Directions:
Place your roast in the bottom of your crock.  Sprinkle it with Mrs. Dash and then add your water to the bottom of the crock.
Cook on LOW for 7-9 hours or on HIGH for 3.5-4.5 hours.

Remove your roast from the crock.

Shred it a little bit and put pieces into your food processor.
Grind it into a powder.

Place about 2 heaping teaspoon fulls into snack sized baggies.  This is about 2 servings.
I stick them into my deep freezer and take them out as I need them.  I mix these with Gavin's veggies each evening.


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4 comments:

  1. Great idea! I am trying to keep up with making my son's baby food. I will try this when he is ready for meat. Just wondering if this roast ends up being very dried out with cooking it in so little water, or would it taste good for adult food, too (minus the puree)?

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    1. Thank you Sarah. The outside was a little dry, but the inside was moist. I would add more veggies/seasoning and a bit more liquid if making it for your whole family.

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  2. Very nice recipe you suggest me. I really like your baby food-Beef recipe. Looking so good and i know its taste will be yummy and delicious. I gonna try this at my home for sure.

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