Mexican – Pup-quitos

​Easy to Make Mexican Food Recipe for Your Dog!
We always noticed that Suzy watched us when we were eating Mexican takeout from our favorite shop. She wanted some badly but we knew that certain items used in Mexican such as Onions are harmful to your pooch. Dairy, including cheese and sour cream, avocados and fatty foods in general can upset some dogs’ stomachs- pretty much everything used in tacos.
So we set out to find a solution. Here’s a recipe for  pup-quitos that your dog will love.  Read the whole article by Cia Emry Fox here
Mexican - Pup-quitos


2 large sweet potatoes, cooked*
1 pound of ground beef
1 bell pepper, diced
1 zucchini, julienned
*Note: Each potato will yield about a dozen pup-quitos.


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your muffin pan with cupcake liners.
2. Peel the skin off sweet potatoes. Discard the skin.
3. If your sweet potato flesh is hard, then grate the potatoes. If your sweet potato flesh is soft, then pull the potatoes apart into strings — kind of like separating string cheese.
4. Press approximately 2 tablespoons of sweet potato flesh into each cupcake liner. Use your fingers to mold the potato into the shape of the liner, thereby forming little cups.
5. Bake the sweet potato in the oven. If your sweet potato flesh was hard, bake for 15 minutes; if soft, bake for 20 minutes.
6. While the sweet potato is baking, unwrap the ground beef and place it in a non-stick skillet on the stove, with the heat at medium. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, break up the meat into small, equal-sized pieces as it cooks. Keep turning and stirring the meat so it doesn’t overcook in some places and undercook in others. The meat is done once all the pinkish-red has changed to brown.
7. Once your meat is browned — or, if it’s very fatty meat, you may also need to do this a few times as it’s cooking — carefully drain the grease from the meat into a disposable container. We keep an old coffee can in the fridge for this purpose; you can use a tin can or an old drink bottle. Just don’t pour the grease down the sink! It can stick to the pipes when it hardens and cause plumbing problems.
8. Remove the potato shells from the oven. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of hamburger into each cup. Garnish with zucchini and red bell pepper. I purposely cut the zucchini and bell pepper to make it look more like lettuce and tomato, but that was purely for fun. Your dog won’t mind if you do it a different way.
When wrapped, pup-quitos will keep in the fridge for up to three days.
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1. Most adult dogs have how many teeth?
A) 24
B) 38
C) 42
D) 32
E) 54
2. We know that dogs sweat but through what part of the body?
A) Paws
B) Mouth
C) Nose
D) Ears
E) All of the Above

3. True or False:  Dogs have excellent eyesight but can they can only see in black and white

4. True or False:  All Dalmatians are born with spots.

5. According to the AKC, which dog  has been the most popular breed since 1991?
A) German Shepherd
B) Bulldog
C) Labrador Retriever
D)  Golden Retriever
E)  French Bulldog
F) Siberian Huskies    
G Dachshunds
6. How long are the longest dog’s ears? 
A) 3 inches
B) 5-1/2 Inches
C) 12-3/4 Inches
D) 13-1/2 inches
E) 48 Inches
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C) Target
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Trivia Answers 1. C) 42, 2. D) Paws. 3. False. Dogs can see in color. 4. False. Dalmatian puppies are born white; their spots come in later. 5.  C) Labrador Retriever 6. Both C and D are correct Tigger, a Bloodhound from St. Joseph, Illinois, holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for longest ears. Tigger's right ear measures 12.75 inches, and his left measures 13.5 inches.