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Beef, tomato and sweet potato stew

Category: baby care

Duration: short

Age: baby

Keywords: nutrition, baby care, iron, protein


This hearty stew includes loads of veggies and is rich in fibre, protein and other good things for bub.

Beef, tomato and sweet potato stew


  • 600g chuck, trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 750ml bottled tomato passata sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large red sweet potato, cut into large chunks
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • couscous, chopped coriander and steamed zucchini to serve


  1. Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm cubes. Season with pepper, add a little oil and mix. Heat a large frypan over medium-high heat. Brown beef in 2 batches. Remove and place in a heavy-based pot.
  2. Reduce heat in frypan, add oil, onion and spices, cook for 2 mins. Add passata and water, stir until it boils. Pour over the beef, add tomatoes and sweet potato.
  3. Partially cover pot, keep heat low. Simmer until meat is very tender. Stir occasionally, add a little water if needed as it cooks. Add chickpeas to warm through in the last 10 mins. Serve with couscous, coriander and zucchini.

Baby meal: Blend 1/4 cup of casserole with juices.

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