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Braised beef with carrot, parsnip and potato - stage 2 baby food

Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Introducing beef into your baby’s diet is important as a source of iron. The sweet root vegetables and smooth meat texture make this casserole a winner.



  • 30g butter
  • 125g leeks, white part only, sliced
  • 175g diced lean beef 150g carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 125g parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 250g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 450ml unsalted beef or chicken stock, or water
View the method
  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the leeks and cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add the beef and cook until browned.
  3. Add the carrots, parsnips and potatoes to the pan, pour over the stock or water and bring the mixture to the boil.
  4. Either transfer the pan to an oven heated to 180oC, or simmer on the stovetop, and cook for 1½ hours or until the meat is soft. (If cooking on the stovetop, check the water level occasionally and top up if necessary).
  5. Using some of the cooking water blend to a purée to the appropriate consistency.
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