Baby Food: Beef + Sweet Potato + Apple


This is basically a fall stew for babies. A baby beef bourguignon, without the wine.  Although maybe next time to help everyone relax a little I could just add a little…. I’m kidding! I am.

I didn’t honestly think throwing beef into the baby food mix was going to go over well, but it did. The key is adding the apple and sweet potato for flavor and sweetness. They loved it! And I tried it – it’s good.


  • 1.25 lb beef chuck (80/20)
  • 1 large apple or 2 small, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large sweet potato (mine was about 1 lb), cooked, peeled & sliced
  • 1.25 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Brown meat in a large pan. Drain the fat.  Meanwhile, poke holes in the sweet potato and microwave for 5 min (for a very large sweet potato).  Add sliced apple and peeled potato to the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and pour in water. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes (until apple is fork tender). Puree to desired thickness.