Easy Rib Roast – Family Meal to Homemade Baby Food

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This is a great meal for the whole family, baby included, which is very high in iron, fat and B-vitamins. It honestly takes all of five minutes preparation in the slow cooker and then a quick pulse in the Philips Avent combined steamer blender when you get home! The puree is so good even the big people of the house will love it! You can read more about the importance of adding meat into your babies diet when starting solids in my earlier blog here. 




500g-750g of rolled rib beef (ideally get one with the string already on!)

3 carrots, chopped

2 onions, sliced

1-2 red kumara, chopped

1 and 1/2 cups of beef stock

Extra virgin olive oil (to seal the meat)


1. Turn a large fry-pan on medium heat, when hot add a little bit of oil and place in meat to seal all the sides. Remove from heat and place into the slow cooker.

2. Put in all the chopped vegetables around it.

3. Pour over beef stock, cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours.


4. To make baby food, place a portion of the vegetables (about 3/4 cup) and a couple of slices of meat into the Philips Avent combined steamer blender. As you do not need to steam just place upright to blend. Pulse for a minute or two and pour into bowls!


If you are going out and about you can place the puree into one of the amazing Kai Carrier pouches – designed just for this! (Available directly from my website later this week!)


I have another great baby puree recipe here perfect for the first time! PLUS inside my soon-to-be released STARTING SOLIDS ELECTRONIC GUIDE I have more easy homemade baby food recipes! This is available now for just $10 at pre-sale price!


P.S I will also be doing a live cooking demo making homemade baby food with the Philips Avent combined steamer blender at our next Starting Solids Event – next stop is Tauranga then Wellington (Auckland sold out on the weekend!!). These must-have baby items will be available to purchase as a special price PLUS everyone that attends will receive a 140ml Kai Carrier Pouch completely FREE! Love to see you there – tickets from Event Finder here (be in quick they are going fast!!)


Happy Cooking,

xx Dr Julie Bhosale

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