Monday, November 21, 2011

Foodie Baby: Nu-Ways

I grew up on a Sloppy Joe-type of sandwich that my family calls a "Nu-Way."  I remember my mom and dad tweaking the recipe much like they did with chili, in order to find that perfect blend of ingredients, desperately searching for what they believed was "The Perfect Nu-Way."  To me, just the combination of the main ingredients was perfection enough, in any capacity.

When Piper was 10 months old or so, I figured she was probably ready to handle some foods that were a bit more coarse, and little more bold.  She still preferred creamier textures, as your infant might, so be sure to continue to add water and puree until it's thin enough for their liking.


1/2 pound of 90% lean ground beef
3/4 cup cooked Basmati rice
3 slices American Cheese
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. celery seed
1 cup of water


1.  Brown the beef in skillet.
2.  Add cooked Basmati rice.
3.  Add American cheese, mustard, onion, pepper, and celery seed.
4.  Add a little bit of water and cook on low until onions are tender.
5.  Transfer to a food processor or blender.
6.  Add the 1 cup of water and blend until desired consistency.
7.  Yields approximately 5 jars of baby food.


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