A New Recipe from the Dog Lover Community

You know If My Dog Could Cook and the great work that we’ve done to bring you the best home-made dog food recipes, tips and information on how to keep your dog happy and healthy. Occasionally we come across recipes that are from other dog lovers like us that we need to share. This classic from Emily's Homestead may not be a full meal replacement but it’s fun to make and like our other recipes it is dog tested and dog approved. 


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2 lbs Ground pork

2-2 1/2 lbs Ground beef

1 large Sweet potato

1 large Apple, cored

2 Carrots (or 8 baby carrots)

1 Cup of Kale

1/2 Cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 Cup Rice

1 1/2 Cup Water


Put the ground meats in a 4-6 quart crock pot. You can really use any ground meat that you would like. (Some dogs like the beef and pork best for taste).

Peel and chop the potato, apple and carrots into 1″ pieces. Chop the kale.

Add all of the fruits and veggies to the crock pot and mix with the meat.

When the meat mixture is close to being done, cook up the rice with the water on the stovetop. We use long-cooking rice (bring the rice and water to a boil, then turn heat to low, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes).  When the rice is done, mix into the meat mixture.

Voila! Dog food.

Separate the food into 1/2 cup -1cup portions in small baggies or Tupperware. We keep most of them in the freezer and pull out about 4-5 servings at a time and store them in the fridge. When meal time comes, we squeeze a bag down the middle to split the serving in half, microwave the meal serving for about 30-40 seconds and then mix into her regular dog food. (We cut down on the kibble to save money and avoid over-feeding.)

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