Making homemade dog food is more time-consuming than serving kibble, but the benefits definitely outweigh this drawback. You can use the highest quality ingredients that you can afford when making your dog's meals from scratch. You can also cater the recipes to your dog's individual nutritional needs and taste preferences.
For example, you can substitute turkey or venison for the beef and chicken in this recipe. You could also use any other dog-friendly fruits/vegetables of your choosing. Broccoli, squash, cauliflower, carrots or blueberries would all be good substitutes for the vegetables in this recipe.
If you're looking at the photos of this recipe and thinking about how delicious it looks, you'll be happy to know that this dish could be served to dogs or people! this homemade stew could be a great meal for every member of your family, whether they have two legs or four.
Chicken and Beef Stew Surprise for Dogs
Many commercial diets are made with artificial ingredients, fillers and other junk that does more harm to your pet's body than good. As I'm sure you already know, the top-quality commercial grade dog foods that are made with all-natural and organic ingredients are very pricey.
You can save yourself some money and provide your dog with a high quality diet by making his food in your own kitchen. Oftentimes you can purchase fresh ingredients from your local farmer's market. You may also be able to use food that you grow in your own garden!Print
Recipe: Chicken and Beef Stew Surprise for Dogs
This is a very simple recipe to make. The prep work is the hardest part. If you'd like to use a different protein source, just choose a protein that your dog enjoys and cut it into small chunks about the size of a penny. Prep for this recipe usually takes me about 10 minutes.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: about 6 cups of food 1x
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken (chopped)
- 1.5 lbs. lean ground beef
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1.5 cups dog-friendly vegetables
Add the chicken and beef to a large stock pot. Cover the meat with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once at a boil, remove the cover and allow the recipe to simmer for 30 minutes.
By this time, the protein should be cooked thoroughly. Shred the chicken and break the ground beef into small, bite-size pieces.
Add the oats and vegetables and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Once finished, stir the recipe until the ingredients are evenly combined.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 273
- Sugar: .7 g
- Sodium: 87 mg
- Fat: 9.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.9 g
- Fiber: 1.2 g
- Protein: 38.1 g
- Cholesterol: 106 mg
How to store: You can store the leftover dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them, and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so that it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section.If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.