Mutt meatballs recipe

October 27, 2016

mutt-meatballsTreat your dog to some yummy mutt meatballs this week!

Riley goes to an integrative vet who noticed that his fur seemed dry and so was his nose.

“In Chinese medicine, those are symptoms of a blood deficiency that can be treated with diet,” she told us.  She said that blood tonifying foods include parsley, carrots, beef, heart, liver, and some other things. So, I figured, why not make him some mutt meatballs that include some of that good stuff: in this case, carrots, beef and parsley. He LOVES them.

So many different recipes are floating around but here’s my own mutt meatballs recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

1 lb. of ground beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
half cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup uncooked oats
handful of chopped parsley
chopped or grated carrots (if I chop i cook them a bit in the micro to soften)

Sometimes I”ll add a teaspoon or two of low-sodium tomato paste, 1/3 C shredded cheese or something else that isn’t dangerous for dogs to eat. Make sure it’s low sodium.

Roll into small meatballs. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Cooking time depends on the size of the meatballs. Voila! Delicious, healthy mutt meatballs that will tempt any picky eater.

Cool and refrigerate in a lidded container. I make a whole bunch and freeze them, since Riley is small and can’t eat a whole lot of them at once. Well, he COULD, and WANTS to, but that’s not good for him. He should really eat only one per meal as a supplement to his regular foods.

So, treat your dog this week and make him some mutt meatballs!

28 comments on “Mutt meatballs recipe
  1. Ryder Ziebarth says:

    YUM! I’ll bet you could do these with chicken too.

  2. Donna says:

    My dogs will love this, I wonder sometimes how far off I can go and still be doing them good. They are both healthy and I have been afraid to tinker with their diets. They will both love this, I will tell them they have you to thank. ????????

  3. Candy says:

    I am making this for sparkle he will love them

  4. This looks so yummy! I love that this recipe calls for oaks. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Liz Mays says:

    My sister was just asking me about dog treats like this. Now I have a place to point her!

  6. Laura says:

    I did have to read a few times to realise these were for a dog and not sneaking in goodies that humans may not like in their pure form (i.e. liver). Your dog is spoiled if you’re cooking for him – lucky pup!

  7. Barbara says:

    When Sydney survived liver failure we began making their ‘grub’. It’s ground turkey, peas and carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach and brown rice. Takes about half an hour to cook it all up and then we bag and freeze it. She has been healthy as can be ever since!

  8. You are a wonderful dog mommy! As with humans, diet is pretty much everything when it comes to good health!

  9. Mimi says:

    Riley, you’re one lucky boy.

  10. I love these recipes you share for doggies. Our pets deserve special meals, too! This one certainly is going to be kept in the books!

  11. Awww if I had a dog….or if I knew someone who cooks for their dog this would be perfect!

  12. Amber Myers says:

    I’m sure doggy’s would enjoy these! I only have cats.

  13. Crystal gard says:

    These sound like a great treat for the dog

  14. I don’t have dog’s yet but one day if I’ve one, I’ll try your recipe. Thanks

  15. Valerie says:

    What a good doggie mom and lucky dog.

  16. I don’t know that sounds pretty humanly good to me!!! I’ll pass it on to my dog lovers!

  17. Angie Scheie says:

    This is great! I have a list of blood tonifying foods on my fridge but I never thought of helping my dog’s diet in this way. Brilliant!

  18. Bill S says:

    These sound like a great treat for any dog!! I know ours would love them!!

  19. Ourfamilyworld says:

    This will be nice to my dog 🙂 Thank you for this post 🙂 My Dog will be happy because of you! 🙂

  20. Kelly Reci says:

    I want to feed my dog by this 🙂 This makes him so happy, because he was eating a delicious food 🙂 thank you for sharing this 😀

  21. Myteenguide says:

    It looks so delicious for my dog, thank you for sharing this 🙂

  22. Oh, my pups would love this! Thanks of sharing the recipe!

  23. Elizabeth O. says:

    I’ve never tried making homemade treats for my pets. Currently, we have a cat and it would be awesome to make something like this for him, of course it would be one that fits his dietary needs. I’m sure a lot of pet owners will appreciate this recipe, it’s so easy!

  24. my dog’s eyes would bulge out haha. definitely would love these

  25. Samantha says:

    These look good! And easy to make!

  26. LeMitri's says:

    Thanks for the recipe!

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