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Home Cooked Beef and Fish Dog Food Recipe

Updated: Feb 12

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If you're a dog owner who prioritizes your furry friend's health and longevity, you understand the importance of feeding them the best quality food available. That's why I choose dog kibble brands that undergo minimal processing and offer options like freeze-dried, cold-pressed, or dehydrated formulas. These methods of preparation not only enhance digestion but also provide optimal nutritional value. One of the reasons I prefer cooking for my dog is the ability to control the ingredients in his meals. To ensure a balanced diet, I combine high-quality premium kibble with a home-cooked protein source, creating a 50/50 blend that is both nourishing and delicious.

*Remember to consult with your veterinarian before making any dietary changes to ensure the best care for your pet's well-being.

Beef and Fish Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground beef (preferably lean)

  • 1 can of sardines in water, drained and chopped

  • 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into small pieces

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into small pieces

Lean ground beef- this is the main source of protein and should be lean since dogs have a high amino acid requirement.

Sardines – rich in vitamin E & D requirements. Use canned sardines in unsalted water, not oil.

Peas- contain antioxidants that are good for skin, heart, and eye health

Sweet potatoes- support a healthy digestive system thanks to their high dietary fiber content

Carrots- high in fiber and beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A


On the stovetop, cook ground beef and drain excise fat. I typically will strain the beef and run water to get rid of all the fat. In a large mixing bowl, add cooked beef, frozen peas, and a can of sardines. Cook sweet potato for 1-2 minutes, then add in carrots and cook until both are soft. Combine all together, freeze extra, and use as needed.

An Easy Healthy Alternative

For those who want to provide a home-cooked meal for their pets but don't want to have to cook, clean, and prepare the food you can try human-grade quality precooked meals by Just Food For Dogs. This is my go-to alternative when I don't feel like cooking. They also have prepackaged DIY nutrient blends, so if you still want to cook but want to make sure your pet is getting all the vital nutrients to support a healthy lifestyle, this option might be for you!

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