Buddy's and Bubba's homemade dog food

    2 hours 15 min

    This is a nutritious recipe for homemade dog food. Vary the recipe by substituting frozen veg for fresh fruits and vegetables based on season or what you have in the fridge.

    11 people made this

    Makes: 10 servings for a small dog

    • 2 chicken leg quarters
    • 190g brown rice
    • 450g beef mince
    • 55g rolled oats
    • 280g frozen spinach - defrosted, chopped and squeezed dry
    • 310g chopped broccoli
    • 1 tin kidney beans - rinsed, drained and mashed
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
    • 225g cottage cheese
    • 120ml olive oil

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. Place the chicken leg quarters in a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 40 minutes. Remove the legs and allow to cool. Strain and return the cooking liquid to the pot. Once the legs have cooled, remove and discard the skin and bones; chop the meat, and set aside.
    2. Stir the brown rice into the reserved chicken stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid, and add the rice to the bowl with the chicken.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Pour off any excess grease, and place the beef into the bowl. Stir in the oats, spinach, broccoli, kidney beans, carrots, garlic (if using), cottage cheese, and olive oil. Store the dog food in resealable containers in the freezer. Thaw the daily portions overnight in the fridge.

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    Garlic is only dangerous to dogs in massive doses. In small doses it is very beneficial.  -  30 Jan 2017


    Garlic is dangerous to dogs, I left it out but it should be removed from the recipe.  -  20 Jan 2017


    A very good base..and ratio of veggies, carbs and meat... Rachel Ray had a similar one...she gave me the idea of 1 bunch parsley, chopped, added at the end not cooked... My dog has cancer and I need to restrict carbs. I use lots of greens. My vet had me use pumpkin. But what I want to share is that it needs calcium and the vet said to give him 2 Tums. Heck with that.... I put it in a pressure cooker, the bones dissolved, no kidding. I add liver, at the end and change veggies as I find them. I will never use store dog food again...  -  29 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)