- 1 pound minced/ground beef
- 2-3 carrots
- 2oz cheese
- 2oz gluten free breadcrumbs (yesterday's slightly stale loaf)
- 2 tbsp peas
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
Whizz the carrots and cheese in a food processor or blender to chop it up. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in the meat and breadcrumbs. Add the peas, tomato puree and egg, then mix with your hands. Form into mini meatballs and bake in a medium oven (about 350 degrees F) for about 15-20 mins.
Be sure to cool the meatballs before feeding them to your dog!
If this is the first time you are feeding your dog with these homemade dog food recipes you may wish to reduce the quantity served and mix in some of his regular dry meal to help him adjust.
Twice Nice Rice
The easiest way to cook home cooked dog food recipes is to make use of your own leftovers. When you are cooking a meal, add a little extra and put aside for your pet.
- 3 cups boiled rice
- 1/2 cup mixed cooked vegetables
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup grated cheese
Layer the rice and vegetables in an ovenproof dish. Beat the egg and milk together and pour over. Sprinkle top with grated cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes (350 degrees F) until the cheese melts and the egg/milk mixture sets. Cool and serve. Good enough to eat yourself!
If you have some you could also add some cottage cheese or leftover roast meat to this meal for extra protein.
Time for a treat! These crisp little drops are bound to get your dog begging for more.
- 1 cup cooked leftover vegetables (see below)
- 1 cup cooked rice (brown if you want to include extra fibre)
- 1 tbs brewers yeast
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
Whizz all ingredients together in the food processor or blender. Drop teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking tray and cook for 10-15 minutes in a moderate oven (350 degrees F) or until they are lightly browned. Cool.
These treats can be kept for up to 3 days in the fridge or you could keep some for now and freeze the rest. Make sure they are fully defrosted before feeding them to your dog.
Vegetable Choices: You can use up any vegetables remaining after your own meal for these treats. Who said homemade dog food recipes were expensive to cook?
Consider carrots, cauliflower (my dog's favourite vegetable), broccoli, peas, potatoes, swede or even courgettes (zucchini)!
NOTE: Do not add onions to your dog's meal!
Liver and pasta
Sauté 4oz beef or lambs liver in a tsp oil until coloured. Stir in 1/2 cup of water then add 4oz leftover, cooked gluten free pasta and 4oz cooked peas.