If you’re looking at the photos of this recipe and thinking about how delicious it looks, you’ll be happy to know that this dish could be served to dogs or people! With the weather getting colder, it’s the perfect season for homemade stew. This beef and chicken stew for pets can be made for the pets people in your family.
This is a safe and healthy recipe that is made with human-grade ingredients. Not only do I feed it to my dogs, I eat it too!
Homemade dog food is more time consuming than dumping kibble into a bowl, but its advantages easily outweigh its drawbacks. When making homemade dog food, you can use the best quality ingredients that you can afford.
You can make organic, all-natural dog food that your pup will LOVE!
Many commercial diets are made with artificial ingredients, fillers and other junk that does more harm to your pet’s body than good. As I’m sure you already know, the top-quality commercial grade dog foods that are made with all-natural and organic ingredients are very pricey.
Recipe: Beef & Chicken Stew for Pets
You can save yourself some money and provide your dog with a high quality diet by making his food in your own kitchen. Oftentimes you can purchase fresh ingredients from your local farmer’s market. You may also be able to use food that you grow in your own garden!
This is a very simple recipe to make. The prep work is the hardest part. If you’d like to use a different protein source, just choose a protein that your dog enjoys and cut it into small chunks about the size of a penny. Prep for this recipe usually takes me about 10 minutes.
- Author: Samantha Randall
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: about 12 servings
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken
- 1.5 lbs. lean ground beef
- 1 cup quick oats
- 12 ounces mixed veggies
Add the chicken and beef to a large stock pot. Cover the meat with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once at a boil, remove the cover and allow the recipe to simmer for 30 minutes.
By this time, the protein should be cooked thoroughly. Shred the chicken and break the ground beef into small, bite-size pieces.
Add the oats and vegetables and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Once finished, stir the recipe until the ingredients are evenly combined.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 289
- Sugar: 1.4 g
- Sodium: 121 mg
- Fat: 9.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
- Fiber: 1.8 g
- Protein: 40.8 g
- Cholesterol: 118 mg
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How to store: You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
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If you’re new to the home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.