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Homemade Baby Food: Beef & Sweet Potato Puree

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I’ve been making homemade baby food for what feels like many, many months now. I could say that I’m definitely an expert baby food maker. But, guess what. It won’t last for long, because our baby finally got some teeth!

I know. We’ve been waiting for months to see those pearly whites pop through. There were many times – usually after a really fussy day – that we thought we’d wake up to newly sprouted teeth, but it never happened.

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Well it happened now, and I’m so very grateful. That means we’re one step closer to real, non-pureed foods. Of course, we’ve been introducing soft chunks of food for a while now – and even more now that Ellie has teeth – but I’m ready for the day that we can all sit down and eat the same thing.

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In the meantime, I’ve been cranking out baby food like crazy, and this beef & sweet potato puree has been – hands down – the biggest hit to date. It’s so flavorful, so savory. It’s basically comfort food for babies. I mean it. Even though it’s pureed, it still has a bit of texture from the beef, and there’s a creaminess from the sweet potatoes that reminds me of gravy.

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It’s fairly simple to make. All you need to do is boil some chopped up steak and sweet potatoes in beef broth until the sweet potatoes are nice and soft (don’t forget the sprig of fresh thyme!). Then toss it into a blender or food processor with all of the juices and blend until smooth.

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Homemade Baby Food: Beef & Sweet Potato Puree

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 16-ounce sirloin steak, cubed
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the ingredients to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes – or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  2. Remove the thyme stems, and transfer ingredients to a food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    August 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    What a great idea! I’ll need to save this recipe for when I have kids of my own. Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    April 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Do you cook the steak first or does it cook while being boiled?

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      April 29, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      No you don’t need to. It cooks while it’s boiling.

  • Reply
    May 25, 2017 at 8:39 am

    How much does this make?

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      May 25, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      I’m so sorry, but I made this recipe so long ago, and I don’t think I wrote down how much it made. Judging by the photos though (since each container holds 1/2 cup), I would estimate that it makes around 6 cups.

  • Reply
    January 9, 2018 at 5:57 am

    can we use them for 4 months baby?


    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      January 9, 2018 at 10:44 am

      I would talk to your doctor before starting two foods at once. It’s safest to introduce each food individually.

  • Reply
    March 6, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I going to brown the beef first to add more flavor for the Baby Food

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      March 6, 2019 at 11:07 pm

      That’s a great idea!

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