Easy Basic Dog Food Recipe with Beef and Chicken Liver

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The protein source in this recipe is ground beef, but you can substitute a different ingredient if your dog has trouble with beef. Chicken, turkey or venison would all be good options. You could even use fish, bison, ostrich or any other less common protein source that may be available in your region.


  • 2 cups ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chicken liver
  • 1 cup dry brown rice
  • 1/2 cup dog-friendly vegetables
  • 2 eggs with shells
  • 1 tbsp. fish oil


Layer all the ingredients in a crockpot in the above listed order with the ground beef on the bottom. Cover all of it with water and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

With higher heat, you can cook for just 4 hours, but you’ll need to stir the food frequently. Once the meal is cooked, mix and stir the ingredients once again, shred the chicken and break up the ground beef.

Once the food has cooled you can serve it to your pet or prepare it for freezing. As I mentioned, you can substitute some of the ingredients. Broccoli florets, zucchini, spinach or squash can all work quite well in this slow cooker dog food recipe. You can also swap the beef for a different protein source.

The nutritional information below is based on the ingredients that I used. If you substitute ingredients, you’ll have to use an online recipe nutrition calculator to get updated nutritional facts.