Baby Kate's Beefaroni (Oamc) Toddler-Style

“Creamy beef, carrots and pasta - just enough flavor but mild enough for my 1-year-old, who insists on feeding herself, but still can't chew everything. My daughter loved this. Make a batch and freeze in disposable snack containers (I got 8 small servings, approx 1 cup each.) ***This is an adoptee, I haven't worked through this recipe myself yet.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (not extra virgin, I use light tasting)
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef (I used 94% lean)
  • 12 small onion, very very finely diced
  • 1 12 cups coarsely grated carrots
  • 1 medium fresh tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 6 slices of pasteurized process American cheese (not processed cheese "food")
  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta (choose something that chubby fingers can easily pick up, I used Barilla brand Pipette)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in skillet.
  2. Add beef, carrots, tomatoes and onions. Cook until beef is completely cooked and crumbly; carrots will be soft, onions and tomatoes will be virtually non-existent.
  3. During this cooking stage, add the water to make a "sauce".
  4. Set aside when done.
  5. While cooking meat mixture, cook pasta according to package directions.
  6. Drain pasta and combine with meat mixture.
  7. Tear up the 6 slices of cheese and stir into beef/pasta mixture until a creamy sauce forms.
  8. It's done!
  9. Freeze in small containers.
  10. To reheat, defrost in refrigerator and heat in microwave or sauce pan. You can add a little water (2 tsp or so) to keep moist while reheating.

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