Making this ground beef homemade dog food is easy and your dogs will love it. We cook ground beef with chicken livers, broccoli and kale for a tasty low carb and grain free homemade dog food.
Our dogs enjoyed this ground beef dog good and since we had purchased a few rolls of ground beef at a reasonable price, this was not an expensive dish to feed them either.
When cooking this for my dogs, they loved the smell of the beef cooking and hovered around the kitchen with hope in their eyes.
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Can Dogs Eat Ground Beef?
Just like ground chicken and turkey, ground beef is a great meat to feed your dogs. It's a good source of protein and fatty acids. The ground beef should be lean as to not give your dog fatty meat.
Can Dogs Eat Kale?
We often give our dogs kale in place of spinach for it's health benefits and we find once it is chopped and cooked they enjoy it. They do not like it raw though!
Kale is a safe vegetable for dogs and a good source of iron with 1.6mg per 100g. As a comparison, beef has 1.99mg. Kale is low in calories, but a great source of flavonoids, calcium, magnesium, potassium, beta carotene, vitamin K, and vitamin C. It may help alleviate allergies and offer antioxidant, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer activities as well as your pet’s eye health and cognitive aging.
Kale is high in calcium oxalate which may not be suitable for dogs with kidney problems. If you’re worried about oxalates in kale for predisposed dogs, boiling it can dramatically reduce them.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
Dog Food Ingredients
Just a few ingredients make this homemade dog food recipe.
- Ground beef - using lean ground beef
- Chicken livers - this can be replaced with chopped beef liver
- Kale - can be substituted with fresh spinach
- Broccoli - a great vegetable for dogs. We use all of it, including the stems.
- Coconut oil - a dog friendly cooking oil
- Turmeric - used for it's anti-inflammatory properties
How to Make Ground Beef Homemade Dog Food
We make this dog food in a skillet or large saucepan. Ensure that the meat is cooked thoroughly but don't over cook it.
Wash and finely chop the broccoli
Wash and finely chop the kale
Cook the ground beef in coconut oil
Add the chicken livers, turmeric and chopped greens and cook.
This can be served as a meal by itself or add healthy dog toppers to it such as blueberries, sea kelp, crushed egg shells or yogurt.
Keep the cooked ground beef homemade dog food in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last up to 3 to 4 days.
If you want to freeze the ground beef dog food, it will last up to 3 months. Once cooled, store in containers or zip lock bags and place in the freezer.
Defrost in the fridge and gently reheat before serving.
How Much of the Homemade Food Should I Feed?
This batch of homemade dog food will yield about 22 oz, which is about 1.3 pounds. If you are serving 4oz a serving, this recipe will give you just over 4 portions
More Ground Beef Dog Food Recipes
If your dog enjoys beef for dinner or treats, they may enjoy these other homemade recipes:
Ground Beef Homemade Dog Food
- 1 pound ground beef lean
- 1 oz chicken livers
- 3 oz kale
- 4 oz broccoli
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- Wash and finely chop the kale and the broccoli. We use the broccoli stems and finely chop them too.
- Heat the coconut oil on a medium heat in a large skillet or pan. Saute the beef until there is no pink in the meat.
- Add the chicken livers, turmeric, chopped kale and broccoli. Stir to mix and cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the livers and vegetables are cooked.
- Allow to cool before serving.