With all the concerns over the ingredients in dog treats, homemade dog treats can be a quick, affordable, and safe solution for providing your dog with delectable dog treats that can be tossed together while preparing your own meals or made out of ingredients you can keep on hand. Dogs go crazy over these meatball dog treats, which are also great for training. They are excellent for dogs that have trouble chewing due to dental issues or old age.
To make these treats even more healthy, easy, and affordable, the next time you have leftover ground beef, turkey, chicken, roasted meats, or leftover vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, green beans, etc. simply mince and freeze until you are ready to use.
Meatball Dog Treat Recipe
- ½ cup cooked meat
- ½ tsp minced parsley
- ½ tsp minced sage
- ½ cup stock
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 4 Tbsp dried plain breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten Extra flour for dusting
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- *1 – 2 Tablespoons of minced cooked veggies, if desired
Directions: Mince the cooked meat until very fine consistency. Sauté on medium heat with flour, herbs, and stock. Keep stirring until thick. Cool and then form into teaspoon-sized balls. Lightly dust meatballs in flour. Dip into the beaten egg. Roll in breadcrumbs. Fry in a little olive oil until slightly crisp. Depending upon the meat you use, these treats can be a little fatty so use caution when feeding to dogs suffering from pancreatic or gastrointestinal disease