Delicious Meat Baby Food Recipes

These baby food recipes use beef, pork or lamb. Suitable for babies from 7/8 months, they are nutritious, simple to prepare and perfect for a “growing” appetite!

Meat Baby Food Recipes

Just getting started with meat? Learn more about How and When to Introduce Meat to Baby

NOTE: Remember to apply the four day rule as you introduce each new food to your baby. Some of these recipes contain tomato – if your little one reacts to the acidity of tomato, then you may wish to delay the introduction of those recipes until a little later in your baby’s first year (see our Tomato Baby Food page for more information).

These recipes can be mashed or pureed, depending on your baby’s age and ability to handle soft lumps – to puree the foods, you can push them through a sieve or use a hand blender, baby food processor or food mill/grinder.

Learn more about introducing lumpy foods


Lamb With Apple

8 oz (1 cup) minced lamb

1 cooking apple, grated finely

4 fl oz (1/2 cup) apple juice

1 zucchini/courgette, chopped

1 carrot, peeled and sliced

pinch cinnamon powder

pinch dried tarragon (optional – but yummy!)

  1. In a saucepan, cook the lamb in its own fat until cooked through.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add the apple, zucchini, carrot and apple juice.
  4. Stir well, then cover and simmer for 15 mins.
  5. Add the cinnamon and tarragon (if using), stir and simmer for a further 5 mins.
  6. Mash or puree as necessary and serve with mashed potato or brown rice.

Pork With Apple

6 oz (3/4 cup) lean pork cubes, trimmed

6 oz (3/4 cup) rutabaga/swede, peeled and cubed

1/4 apple, peeled and cubed

6 oz (3/4 cup) white potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/4 onion, chopped (optional)

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) water

  1. Simply place the pork – with all the other ingredients – into a saucepan and simmer until well cooked.

This recipe purees well in a blender and the sweetness of the apple appeals particularly to babies!


Beef Stew

8 oz (1 cup) cubed stewing beef

2 oz (1/2 cup) flour

4 fl oz (1/2 cup) homemade beef stock

3 oz (1/3 cup) tomatoes, peeled and chopped

1 carrot, peeled and sliced

1/2 small onion, sliced

2 oz (1/2 cup) mushrooms, sliced

pinch dried rosemary, crushed

  1. Pre-heat oven to 500 deg F, 260 deg C.
  2. Toss the beef with the flour.
  3. Place beef on a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned (about 10 minutes).
  4. In a saucepan, mix the beef stock, vegetables and rosemary and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the oven temperature to 300 deg F, 150 deg C.
  6. Put the browned beef into a small casserole dish and pour in the stock and vegetables.
  7. Cover and bake in the oven for about 2 hours, until the beef is melt-in-the-mouth tender.
  8. Mash or puree as necessary and serve with mashed potato, or stir in a tablespoon or two of cooked pasta.

Spaghetti With Beef And Vegetable Sauce

8 oz (1 cup) lean minced beef

1/2 small onion, sliced

1/2 can tomatoes

2 oz (1/4 cup) tomato puree

1 zucchini/courgette, sliced

1/2 red pepper, chopped

2 tsp olive oil

1/4 tsp oregano

4 oz dried spaghetti, or use fresh if available

  1. In a saucepan, saute the onion in the olive oil until lightly browned.
  2. Add the tomatoes and tomato puree and stir well.
  3. Stir in the courgette, red pepper and the oregano and simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Add the minced beef, cover and simmer for about 30 mins.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the spaghetti.
  6. Finally, pour the meat sauce over the spaghetti and chop well – this recipe is best for babies capable of chewing soft lumps.

Tasty Pork Stew

8 oz (1 cup) lean pork shoulder, boneless

1 small onion, chopped

1/4 tsp dried rosemary, crushed

3 fl oz (1/3 cup) water

4 oz (1 cup) mushrooms, sliced

2 carrots, peeled and sliced

1/2 green pepper, chopped

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) tomato sauce

4 ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped

1 tsp olive oil

  1. Trim the pork and cut into cubes.
  2. Fry the pork in the olive oil for a few minutes, stirring often, until browned.
  3. Add the onion, tomatoes, rosemary and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour, until pork is tender.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for a further 15 to 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Mash or puree as necessary.

Simple Foil Wrapped Lamb

8 oz (1 cup) boneless lamb, trimmed

1 zucchini/courgette, chopped

1/2 small onion, chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1 ripe tomato, chopped

pinch basil

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F, 180 deg C.
  2. Wrap all ingredients tightly in foil and seal.
  3. Bake for about 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Mash or puree as necessary (you may need to add a little stock to achieve a smooth puree).

Easy Microwaved Shepherd’s Pie

2 tsp olive oil

8 oz (1 cup) cooked lamb, cubed

8 oz (1 cup) prepared mashed potato

1 medium tomato, peeled and sliced

1/4 onion, thinly sliced

1 tsp butter

1 tbsp flour

3 fl oz (1/3 cup) homemade chicken stock

3 fl oz (1/3 cup) water

  1. In a casserole dish, place the olive oil, onion and tomatoes and heat in a microwave until tender.
  2. In a small bowl, melt the butter, then blend in the flour and stock.
  3. Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes, until thickened. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add this sauce and the cooked lamb to the onion and tomato mixture. Stir well.
  5. Heat, covered, in the microwave until heated through (about 5-7 minutes).
  6. Top with the mashed potatoes and heat uncovered for a further 3-5 minutes.

This recipe is best suited to babies capable of chewing soft lumps.


We hope you enjoy cooking these baby food recipes for YOUR baby – and remember, by increasing the quantities you could use these recipes to create healthy meals for the whole family!



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