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Fruity beef stew

Category: baby care

Duration: long

Age: baby

Keywords: nutrition, baby care, protein


A hearty beef stew with a fruity twist.

Fruity beef stew


  • 500g stewing steak eg blade, fat trimmed and 2cm dice
  • 1 brown onion, peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups/750ml chicken liquid stock
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 100g pitted prunes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


1. Coat beef in cinnamon and half of the oil. In a hot casserole pot, brown meat in 2 batches. Set aside. Add onions and remaining oil to pan and cook until transparent.
2. Return meat to pot stock. Bring to the boil covered.

Stovetop method:
3. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 1¼ hours stirring occasionally.
4. Add apricots and prunes and continue to cook uncovered for ¼ hour.

Oven method:
3. Place in a preheated 160°C oven and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes before adding the apricots and prunes and cooking for a further 5 minutes.

Serve with rice or risoni and scatter with slivered almonds if desired

Baby meal: Blend 1 cube of beef (30g) with vegetables and juice.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 ½ hours

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