This was my very first homemade dog food that I made. I was looking forward to not having the “feeding time battle” and I knew they would be getting top-notch nutrition from this recipe.
When I sat down to figure the recipe I was so excited when I realized that half of the items on my list I already had a home, making my final decision to go homemade easy.
This recipe has beef, organs, fresh ginger and carrots. All the things I love (but minus the organs) 🙂 making it one of the best homemade dog food recipes.
Ginger is a great component to add to your homemade dog food. It is exceptionally beneficial if your dog suffers from upset stomach, bloat, or arthritis. It is also great to add for just general well-being. Ginger comes in a variety of forms and can be added anyway you chose. I always have fresh ginger at my house so I chopped off about the size of a thumbnail from the root and added it to this recipe for a little nutritional addition.
Visit dognaturally.com for the complete list as to why ginger is so good for your dog!
Beef & Ginger
A recipe for a homemade dog food diet.
- 5 Pds. Ground Beef Amino Acids
- 4.62 oz. Beef Liver Vitamin A/Copper
- 4.62 oz. Beef Kidney
- 12 oz. Canned Salmon Vitamin D
- 2 Organic Eggs (hard-boiled) Calcium/Zinc
- 16 oz. Fresh Spinach Manganese, Vitamin E
- 6 Carrots Large
- 2 Apples (raw) Fiber
- 2 Inch Ginger Root I use fresh ginger
- 4 tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil Omega 3, Omega 6
- 1 serving Nupro Iodine, Kelp, added prior to feeding per instructions
In a Instant Pot place the beef, liver and kidney in your steamer basket, cover the bottom of the pot with water and steam for approximately 20 minutes.
Puree raw carrots, ginger, apples, hard-boiled egg and spinach. Add to a large enough Tupperware of aluminum pan to combine all the ingredients in later.
Once the meat is cooked and cooled, puree, adding the hemp seed oil.
Add meat mixture, canned salmon, and pureed veggies/fruits and hand mix. Voila! Add Nupro prior to feeding.
And there you have it, a perfectly balanced homemade dog food recipe. It is easy, cheap and your dogs will love it.
–<<For information on Nupro, as well as the hemp seed oil I use, visit my recommended supplements page.>>–
Instead of using hard-boiled eggs you can substitute the calcium by feeding one chicken neck every day. I have a pet store in my area that order me chicken necks monthly for about $1.oo each. If you cannot find any around you, you can buy freeze dried necks from Amazon:
Or you can order raw chicken necks and have them delivered to your house from Raw Paws Pet Food :
To portion, I use Ziploc bags and measure out morning and night feedings. My dogs eat the same amount (2.5 oz each) so I measure out 5 oz. in a Ziploc bag and freeze/refrigerate. At feeding time I split the serving into two and serve.
When I have two days left of fresh, I take out another batch from the freezer and defrost.
**Remember rotation is key while making homemade that is why I always cook two different meals for the month so that they have a variety of proteins and veggies over the course of a few days.**
For more information on why rotation is so important visit thehonestkitchen.com.