Baby food: Pork or beef purée recipe

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Pork or beef purée is a great way to make meals for your baby out of your leftovers. Keep a little plain meat back from your meals simply purée into a smooth baby food

Baby food: Pork or beef purée
Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Pork or beef purée is a great way to make meals for your baby out of your leftovers and it's a great protein for little tummies. 

You might not have thought about giving your baby beef before, but it makes a great baby food. If you're cooking beef or pork for the family, keep a little plain, cooked meat back from your meals, making sure not to use too much salt, and simply purée into a smooth baby food. It's nice to give your baby the same foods the rest of the family eat, as far as possible, because it introduces the idea of you all eating together, rather than kids getting special meals. You can get plenty of meat on Sunday roast options in readymade jars, but making your own means you know exactly what goes into them, and you can avoid any nasty sugar, salt or preservatives.


  • 1 cup cold and cooked boneless beef or pork, chopped into chunks no bigger than 1 inch
  • ¼ cup cooking juice or plain water




  1. Place meat chunks in blender or food processor and puree until a powdery mix is formed. Slowly add water and puree further until a smooth consistency is created.
  2. Add as much liquid as needed to make a consistency appropriate for your baby! You can add veggies or fruits to this puree as you like.

Top tip for making pork or beef purée

Beef has quite an intense flavour, so while it's a good option for introducing early, your baby may prefer it mixed with something that has more natural sweetness and a milder flavour, like carrot or potato.

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Octavia Lillywhite
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Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.