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Beef Casserole for Baby

One of the best ways to introduce red meat to your baby is to cook it in a casserole, together with lots of root vegetables so that it’s flavoursome & tender.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Cook Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
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Makes: 8 portions
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Great for:  9-12 Months
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Suitable for Freezing
1/2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 onion, peeled & finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed
1/2 tbsp flour
1 tsp paprika
300g lean stewing steak
400ml unsalted chicken stock or water
200g carrots, peeled & chopped
300g potatoes, peeled & chopped
1/2 stick of celery, trimmed & chopped
sprig of parsley
sprig of thyme (optional)
110g button mushrooms, wiped & sliced
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C/ 300°F.
  2. Heat the oil in a casserole dish and sauté the onion and the garlic for 3 minutes.
  3. Mix the flour and paprika together in a small bowl and toss the meat in this to coat it.
  4. Add the floured meat to the pan and sauté until browned all over.
  5. Pour in the stock or water and stir for 1 minute.
  6. Add the vegetables and herbs, then cover and cook in the pre-heated oven for 2 hours.
  7. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Purée in a blender.

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