This healthy and hearty beef and lamb dog food is a basic grain-free recipe that includes beef and lamb as protein sources. It features high-quality protein sources in the form of beef and lamb, combined with wholesome vegetables and essential nutrients to keep your furry friend healthy and satisfied.
If your dogs are allergic to chicken, this is a great dog food recipe for them too.
Remember that a homemade diet may not provide all the necessary nutrients, so it's vital to discuss supplementation with your veterinarian. They may recommend specific vitamins, minerals, or other supplements to ensure your dog's diet is balanced and meets their nutritional needs.
There may be many ingredients in this dog food but it's full of vitamins and nutrition.
- Ground beef - Lean ground beef provides a rich source of protein and essential amino acids, promoting strong muscles and overall well-being.
- Ground lamb - Lamb offers a unique protein source with a distinct flavor, and it's a great alternative for dogs with sensitivities to more common proteins like chicken
- Beef Liver - organ meat is a great source of nutrition for dogs.
- Ground pumpkin seeds - Pumpkin seeds are a good source of essential nutrients like protein, fiber, vitamins (including B vitamins), and minerals (such as magnesium, zinc, and iron). We grind ours for easy digestion and for passing. Use raw pumpkin seeds without salt and not roasted.
- Apple Cider Vinegar - aids digestion by promoting the production of stomach acid, which can be beneficial for dogs with mild digestive issues.
- Turmeric - used for it's anti-inflammatory properties.
- Fresh Ginger - aid digestion.
- Sea Kelp- rich in iodine, natural salts, amino acids, and a variety of helpful vitamins and minerals
- Shiitake mushrooms - used for their antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. And they're a good source of zinc
- Zucchini - a great low carb vegetable.
- Broccoli - provides fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
- Green Beans - low in calories and carbs.
- Ground flaxseed - helps with coat and skin health.
- Coconut oil - contains healthy fats that are beneficial for your dog's skin and coat. It also adds flavor to the food.
- Cranberries - are included for their antioxidant properties, which can help protect your dog's cells from damage and promote overall health.
This grain-free beef and lamb dog food recipe can be customized to suit your dog's specific needs, but it's essential to consult with your veterinarian to ensure it's well-balanced and provides the necessary nutrients for your furry friend's health and well-being.
How to make beef & lamb dog food
We make this homemade dog food recipe in one large flat pan but a large saucepan can be used too.
Cook ground beef and lamb in pan.
Add vegetables, seasoning and berries.
Cook in pan.
Serve to wagging tails.
- If you plan to use the homemade dog food within a few days, store it in the refrigerator. Place it in airtight containers or resealable bags.
- Divide the food into portions that your dog can consume in one to three days. This minimizes the number of times you need to open and close the container, reducing the risk of contamination.
- Store the containers in the refrigerator at temperatures below 40°F (4°C) to prevent bacterial growth.
For longer-term storage, freeze the homemade dog food. Portion it into individual servings or use serving-sized containers or freezer bags.
Label each container with the date of preparation to keep track of freshness.
Homemade dog food can typically be stored in the freezer for 2-3 months.
When you want to use a frozen portion, transfer it to the refrigerator to thaw for a few hours before feeding. Avoid thawing and refreezing the food.
Beef & Lamb Dog Food
- 8 oz lean ground beef
- 8 oz ground lamb
- 2 oz beef liver, chopped
- 1 oz shiitake mushrooms, chopped
- 4 oz zucchini, grated
- 4 oz broccoli, chopped
- 3 oz green beans chopped
- 2 oz cranberries
- 2 tablespoons ground pumpkin seeds, raw
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
Spices, Seaweed and Oils
- ½ teaspoon sea kelp
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- In a large pan, skillet or saucepan, heat the coconut oil on a medium heat.
- Cook the lean ground beef and lamb in a skillet until browned, breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
- Add the beef liver pieces and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until cooked through.
- Add the vegetables, berries, ground seeds and spices to the pan. Stir well, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until all ingredients are cooked.
- Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool before serving to your dog.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.