If you're like me and you always have a bag of frozen peas in the freezer (you know, for bruises and bumps as well as dinner) this one-pot meal is for you. Serve the Beef 'N' Peas recipe over rice or pasta and you'll have a meal that pleases even the pickiest of eaters (what kid doesn't love peas?) and a much healthier option than a boxed hamburger dinner mix.
Take the leftover peas and mash them with some rice for a lunch any baby would go gaga over (just leave out the salt). Don't shy away from the basil, either. Studies show that babies who are introduced to spices and herbs earlier are less likely to be picky eaters later. Smashed Peas with Rice is also a really yummy side dish when seasoned and goes well with grilled chicken or turkey tenderloin.