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  • No added soya
  • No added egg

Beef & potato pie

Suitable from 7 months+

If you are preparing this recipe for a baby unable to tolerate whole cows' milk, please read the special cautionary notes below.


  • 250g (8oz) lean minced beef
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced (prepared weight approx. 125g/4oz)
  • 1 rounded teaspoon plain flour
  • 300ml (½ pint) boiling water
  • 50g (2oz) fine green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 500g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 50g (2oz) frozen peas
  • Milk* and margarine* for the mashed potato


Please note:

Remember not to add salt to any of your baby's recipes.

Please check ingredients carefully as some products may contain allergens that you are unaware of. For example, some vegetable oils and margarines can contain soya.

*If your baby is following a milk free diet, just use the formula suitable for your baby's special diet as directed by your Healthcare Professional. Please make sure the margarine you use is milk free too. Vegetable oil can be used as an alternative.


  • Heat a frying pan and add the mince in one layer. Let it brown then stir it and cook for about 5 minutes, until browned all over.
    Add the diced carrot, put the lid on the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stir-fry for a minute before mixing in the water. Cover with the pan lid and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the beans and cook for another 10 minutes, uncovered, adding more water if needed. Stir in the peas.
  • Meanwhile cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water until tender.Drain well and dry back in the pan. Mash well, adding a little milk and margarine if you like.
  • Put the mince mixture in a blender or food processor and blend to a mashed consistency, suitable for your baby. Stir in the mashed potato and it is ready to serve to your baby.
  • Makes multiple servings. Just freeze the remaining food into portions appropriate for your baby. Can be kept in the freezer for a maximum of 1 month or 3 days in a covered bowl or plastic tub in the fridge.

Use some of the mince and potato to make an adult cottage pie then purée the rest for your baby.

Mashed potato does not freeze very well, so if you want to keep the mince and mash separate in the meal just freeze the mince mixture and cook fresh mash when you need it.


Did you know?

... getting your baby used to the taste of red meat may be beneficial as meat is rich in iron.
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