Baby Friendly Shredded Beef Recipe

Use the help of your slow cooker to make this baby friendly shredded beef. Perfect for a baby's first food!
a divided baby plate with shredded beef, steamed carrots and steamed broccoli

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If you haven’t heard the news yet…..

You can feed your baby the foods that you and your family are eating!

We’re all about trying to make life easier for sleep-deprived parents and not having to make dedicated food for your baby is one way to simplify things.

Today we’re adapting Courtney’s recipe from Neighbor Food for Slow Cooker Shredded Beef to be a bit more baby friendly. 

We say “a bit more” because there’s not too much to adapt!

In this recipe, you’ll just want to omit the salt.

Seriously, it’s THAT easy, friends!

Using the slow cooker to cook meats is a great way to ensure they’re nice and soft and tender for your baby to eat.

Suggested Reading: When can babies eat meat?

Step One:

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Shredded Beef from Courtney, at the Neighbor Food blog.

Step Two:

Follow the adaptations below to make them baby friendly!

If you are starting out with a pureed texture for your baby, you can place some of the cooked shredded beef in a blender or food processor to achieve the desired texture.

When Can My Baby Start Enjoying this Shredded Beef Recipe?

This recipe is suitable for babies who are 6 months or older.

What About The Rest of the Family?

Wondering how to serve this beef for the rest of the family? Courtney has some delicious suggestions on her site such as beef enchiladas, beef ramen stirfry, or sliders, simply serving them on some egg noodles. This recipe makes a lot so you can also freeze it for future meals! Or you can plan to enjoy it in a variety of ways over the course of a few days.

Pro tip: since the salt is left out to make it baby friendly, the older family members will likely want to sprinkle a little salt onto their own beef!

You may also be interested in: How to Beef Up Your Baby’s Iron Intake: here’s how!

Baby Friendly Shredded Beef

Using the slow cooker makes this beef nice and tender, perfect for a beginner eater!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 adult servings


  • Slow cooker


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