Recipe: Balanced Homemade Dog Food with Ground Beef

balanced homemade dog food

The ingredients in this recipe could be substituted if necessary. You could use a different protein source or any dog-friendly vegetables that are a good choice for your pup. Brown rice, chia seeds or quinoa could be substituted for the oats. Your veterinarian will have substitution suggestions if your dog has special dietary needs.


  • 1/2 cup lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup sweet potato (chopped)
  • 1 cup dog-friendly vegetables
  • 1 egg with shell
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1/8 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup water


Add the water, sweet potato, vegetables and beef to a large stock pot. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Stir the recipe occasionally.

Add the egg and oats. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Remove from the heat and add the flaxseed. Stir until thoroughly combined.