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Dog Food Recipes with Ground Beef

Dog Food Recipes with Ground Beef- DIY Homemade Dog Food using Ground Beef

Dog Food Recipes with Ground Beef
Protein is an essential component of your dog’s diet. It helps our dog’s body grow muscular tissue, generates new cells, and performs various other necessary day-to-day tasks. Protein also helps keep our dogs’ immune systems robust and gives them the energy they require.

Ground beef is the most common type of protein that dog parents use in homemade recipes. That’s right; ground beef is a good source of protein that will sustain our dog’s energy. It also contains various vitamins and minerals that promote the health of your dog’s coat, skin, joints, and muscles.

Before we get started, here’s an expert tip: lean, unseasoned beef is a healthier option for our dogs. Now, as a bonus, here are two healthy, homemade dog food recipes with ground beef as the central ingredient.

Meatball Ground beef 

With a twist, this meal combines healthy mixed veggies and ground beef, crafted as a meatball. Before we begin, bear in mind that some dogs are allergic to certain protein sources. But, if your dog is okay with eating beef as the main protein in its meal, then this is an excellent dish for you.

This meatball ground beef dish is an excellent recipe for any dog who loves eating ground beef. But it’s handy for multi-pack homes because you can easily build the different sizes.


2 pounds Ground beef

1 cup dry brown rice 

Mixed vegetables (cooked)

2 pieces of eggs

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400° degrees.

Step 2: Mix two pounds of uncooked ground beef in a medium-sized mixing bowl. If possible, choose lean ground beef.

Step 3: Gather 1 cup of dry, uncooked brown rice. Rinse the rice well to remove any arsenic. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

Step 4: Mix the veggies. Make sure it’s already boiled, so it’s simple to swirl up and mix with other mixtures.

Step 5: Crack in two eggs and add them into the mixture.

Step 6: Squish it all together with your hands. You may use a mixing spoon, but make sure everything is mashed up. Mix thoroughly. Use a food processor if you have one.

Step 7: Grease a cookie sheet and put it on parchment paper. Make sure that it does not stick.

Step 8: Shape the squished or combined mixture into a meatball. You can make it whatever size you desire. Roll the mixture and turn it into a meatball.

Pre-Serving Chef tip: 

You may double or triple this recipe to generate additional servings for your dogs. Also, instead of just greasing a cookie sheet, line it with parchment paper. Roll your meatballs and place them on parchment paper so they will not stick. Afterward, freeze them.

After the meatballs have frozen, store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. The best part about this recipe is that you can freeze them for up to three months. Yes, you read that correctly! You can cook them and then freeze them, or you can freeze them and then cook them. Either way works. The bottom line is that this meatball ground beef recipe can last for an extended period. So you don’t have to worry about a pooch snack.

You’re finished… 

There you have it! You already have a nutritious, handmade ground beef meatball. If you have a giant breed, you should create a larger meatball. On the other hand, if you have a petite breed, you should also make it bite-sized. Obviously, if you have a teacup Chihuahua, you’ll want to prepare little meatballs.

This meatball ground beef recipe will make roughly four servings for larger breeds, but it will make a lot more if you have smaller dogs. For smaller breeds, 12 to 14 servings will suffice.


Greens and Ground Beef Porridge

Dog Food Recipes with Ground Beef
Dog Food Recipes with Ground Beef

Ground beef is a common protein source in homemade dog food recipes. It’s cheap and simple to find at any grocery shop. It’s very simple to prepare, and most dogs enjoy it. It is one of the healthiest homemade dog food recipes using ground beef, especially for adult dogs. That’s correct, and it’s at the top of a list. Before we continue, keep in mind that this is a multi-step recipe, so here we go.


8 ounces of ground beef

9 cups of water

1/2 cups rolled oats

4 cups dry brown rice

2 beaten eggs

1/2 cup carrots (fresh, frozen)

1/2 green beans (fresh, frozen)

1 cup peas (fresh, frozen)

2 tbsp. fresh parsley 

1/2 cup milk 

3 tbsp. olive oil

3 ounces of liver

Step 1: Place 9 cups of water in a big pot or large saucepan. Add half a cup of rolled oats and 4 cups of brown rice. Rinse the rice well to remove any arsenic.

Step 2: Boil the mixture on medium heat.

Step 3: Hard boil the mixture and add the other ingredients after it becomes noticeably frothy or foamy on top. Add the beaten eggs, carrots, green beans, and peas.

Step 4: Continue mixing while it boils together.

Step 5: Add in the fresh parsley. Pour in the milk, olive oil, 3 ounces of the minced liver, and finally, the ground beef.

Step 6: Keep stirring it every few minutes to break down the ground beef. Cooking time should be at least 20 minutes. All of the ingredients should be well mixed or blended.

Step 7: If the water has been absorbed, it means it’s cooked. You may serve it immediately once it has cooled.

Pre-Serving Chef Tip: 

Allow it to cool before serving. This recipe’s ideal serving size is roughly 1/2 cup for every 25 pounds of body weight. As you can see, this dish is high in carbohydrates. Therefore, we must serve it to our dogs appropriately and responsibly.

You can refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container. You can keep it for up to 5 days.. Thus, if you want to keep it for a longer period, place it in a container and freeze it for up to 3 months.

There you go! Try it at home and see whether your dog enjoys it. This dish is loaded with nutrients, and your dogs will surely devour it.

Fantastic, isn’t it? Now, before anything else, let’s get a few straight reminders. As per the record, Founders Veterinary Clinic recommends feeding your dog 1/4 to 1/3 pound of meat each day per 20 pounds of body weight. And if you’re wondering if it’s OK to give your dog ground beef every day, the answer is a resounding yes. You can feed your dog cooked ground beef as long as you prepare it properly. The standard rule for how much to feed your dog is based on their weight. You should feed them 2% to 3% of their body weight every day. There’s nothing here to keep you waiting! Try these incredible recipes and make your dogs happy.



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