HOW TO COOK GROUND BEEF FOR A BABY
Place a frying pan on the stovetop set to a low- to medium-heat. Put enough oil, such as sunflower or groundnut, into the pan so that the bottom is covered with a thin layer.
Add the ground mince to the pan, breaking it into small pieces with a wooden spoon as it warms up.
Turn the beef with the wooden spoon so that it is browned all over.
Simmer the ground beef gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check for readiness by sampling a spoonful – it needs to be cooked right through.
Drain excess fat from the pan and puree the beef in a food processor. Skip this step if your baby can already manage ground beef.
Combine the beef with other foods, if desired, and serve.
TIPS AND WARNINGS
Serve ground beef mixed with mashed potato or pureed carrot. Mix with some well-done pasta for slightly older babies. Choose lean ground beef for your baby, with at least 80 percent lean meat.