Poochie meat cakes

    1 hour 50 min

    This is a healthy, nutritious meal for dogs which my dogs absolutely love. You can vary the ingredients slightly depending on what is in season or in your larder.

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    Makes: 36 poochie cakes

    • 285g brown rice
    • 710ml water
    • 2 large potatoes, grated
    • 4 large carrots, grated
    • 2 large sticks celery, chopped
    • 2.7kg beef mince
    • 8 eggs
    • 1 dash salt
    • 60ml olive oil
    • 120g rolled oats

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease three 12-hole muffin tins.
    2. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice with water. Bring to the boil over high heat, uncovered, and cook 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool several minutes, then fluff with a fork and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, beef, and eggs. Mix ingredients together using your hands or a sturdy spoon. Add salt, olive oil, rolled oats, and rice; mix well.
    4. Fill each muffin hole with some of the meat mixture, and pat down the to make it firm.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until surface feels set. Cool on a cooling rack 10 minutes or longer.
    6. Remove the meat cakes by turning the muffin tin upside down over a sheet of tin foil. Tap each muffin hole to release the cake. Store in the fridge or freeze in sealed plastic bags. NOTE: Do not feed to dogs while still hot.

    Further nutrition guidance

    Supplement your dog's food with the correct ratio of calcium to phosphorous in addition to varying protein sources (including organ meat), fresh fruits and vegetables. It is also good practice to provide a daily multivitamin to dogs along with omega-3 fish oils and a pro-biotic. The following are toxic to dogs even in small amounts: onions, avocados, chocolate, macadamia nuts, garlic, grapes, raisins, apple pips and yeast dough.

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    My 13 year old Beagle has been going through chemo since last August. I was feeding him only chicken, rice, and vegetables mixed together, but he barely ate the rice or vegetables. With this recipe, he eats everything. I'll make it with ground chicken or turkey next time, so he can have both red and white meat. Thank you very much!  -  30 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We make this all the time. I add liver that I chop into fine bits and we make it in 9x13 pans instead of muffin pans then cut it into squares and mix it in with dry dog food. It's time consuming to make and makes alot, but we just freeze it and it lasts for weeks and weeks.  -  09 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe. I found ground turkey to be less expensive than ground beef and my dog loves it. I made most of this in loaf pans -- just like meat loaf -- and use a slab of it as a serving. This is the first time my dog has ever eaten everything in her bowl.  -  18 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)