The Dog Food Dude Rick Woodford, author of Feed Your Best Friend Better, demonstrates an easy to make Mutt Loaf recipe that’s nutritious and tasty that your dog will love. The complete recipe for this dish, and the dog food treat video and recipe are below:
Mutt Loaf recipe
courtesy of Rick Woodford
Yield: 11 cups; 330 calories per cup
Divide into two meals, or serve one-half the daily portion per day with one-half the normal amount of dry food.
- 10-Pound dog
2∕3 to 1 cup
- 20-Pound dog
1-3/4 to 1-2/3 cups
- 40-Pound dog
2-1/3 to 3 cups
- 60-Pound dog
3-1/4 to 4 cups
- 80-Pound dog
4 to 5 cups
Take off your rings, because the best way to mix any good meat loaf is with your hands. Like a friendly mutt, this meat loaf is a blend of different things. In this case, it’s healthy, tasty ingredients that are easy to prepare.
- 3 medium russet potatoes, cleaned of eyes and green spots and grated
- 2 medium carrots, grated
- 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2-1/4 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the potatoes and carrots in a large mixing bowl.
- In a food processor, combine the kidney beans, eggs, rosemary, and garlic powder.
- Process with 6 to 8 pulses, until the kidney beans are well chopped.
- Combine the egg and bean mixture with the potatoes and carrots.
- Add the beef and mix thoroughly to combine.
- Divide the mixture evenly between two 5 by 9-inch loaf pans and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the loaves reach 155°F when tested in the center with a meat thermometer.
- Remove from the heat and allow the meat loaves to cool.
- To add supplement stew to this recipe, divide into equal portions and spread over the top of each loaf.
Canine cookbook author Rick Woodford , Feed Your Best Friend Better, demonstrates an easy granola bar recipe that your dog will enjoy. Woodford believes in using fresh food ingredients that come from the same common foods that humans eat.
Banana Grrrrranola Bars recipe
courtesy of Rick Woodford
Yield: 64 cookies, 32 calories per cookie
The simplest dog cookie you will ever make because it’s also done inside of a food processor. This recipe only requires four ingredients that you probably have on hand, so you can make it anytime.
- 10-pound dog -1 cookie
- 20-pound dog -2 cookies
- 40-pound dog -3 cookies
- 60-pound dog -4 cookies
- 80-pound dog -5 cookies
- 3 cups oats, any variety
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat Oven to 325°F.
- Grind oats in a food processor until they resemble a coarse meal.
- Add banana, olive oil and cinnamon to food processor and blend until the dough gathers into a ball. If the dough doesn’t gather together after a minute or so add a few drops of water.
- Turn out dough directly onto a cookie sheet and pat into an 8” x 8” square.
- Cut with a pizza cutter at 1‐inch intervals in both directions.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.