Boiled Ground Beef For Dogs Recipe (With Carrots And Peas!)

July 10th, 2020

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Looking for an easy way to beef up your dog’s diet (literally)?

Today, we introduce a nice and easy ground beef recipe for dogs, complete with carrots and peas. We’re sure your dog will love it. I mean, have you ever met a dog that doesn’t like beef?

Everything on the menu today will simply be boiled in water, so there’s no need to be a gourmet chef.

A title infographic showing a delicious bowl of food for dogs with boiled ground beef, carrots, and green peas.

In this recipe, we recommend using 90% lean 10% fat or 93% lean 7% fat ground beef. You don’t need the exact mix, but I would recommend using leaner ground beef meats for dogs.

Granted, ground beef has slightly less protein than chicken breast, but the green peas will make up for that! Beef is yet another excellent, tasty choice of protein for your dog.

READ: Boiled Chicken For Dogs Recipe (With Green Beans!)

Regarding Portioning

For today’s recipe, we base portions off a daily intake of 1,000 calories, which is around what Yuna consumes in a day as a 58 pound Lab.

Since we feed her twice a day, each meal contains approximately 500 calories.

This means that if you follow this recipe word for word, everything in your dog’s bowl at the end will equal about 500 calories.

However, Yuna’s got her own sensitive tummy issues, we like to keep half her bowl dedicated to her special Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat kibble, which has been instrumental in helping her through her pancreatitis.

READ: Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Review

That’s why Yuna’s bowl will be half kibble (~250 kCal), half home-cooked (~250 kCal) .

In the ingredients list below, we include 250 kCal of a commercial diet as an ingredient. Should you choose to go 100% home cooked, you can simply double the mandatory ingredients and scratch the kibble.

Scale this up or down proportionately depending on your dog’s typical calorie intake!

Ingredients (per 500 calorie meal)

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Time To Cook!

The following makes 4 meals, so you can immediately serve your dog one portion and pack three more portions for later.

1. Ground Beef

Remember, we’re using 90% lean ground beef (or leaner). We are able to get such ground beef by the pound.

Toss the meat in a pot of boiling water. As it cooks, you can use a spatula to separate the ground beef so that it doesn’t get all stuck together.

When all the meat turns brown, drain and set aside. You may want to continue separating any larger pieces of meat, depending on what your dog can chew!

2. Carrots

Chop 2 cups of carrots into suitable size pieces. We cut each carrot into thin slices and then cut each circular slice into four.

Toss those carrots into boiling water for about 5 minutes (if chopped). It also depends on how soft or crunchy you want them to be.

3. Green Peas

Add 1 cup of green peas into boiling water for about 3-5 minutes. Peas cook rather quickly even from frozen.

Note that frozen peas can make a nice occasional snack for dogs as well!

Plating

  • Kibble: ⅔ cup + 1tbsp Hill’s Prescription i/D Low Fat (~240 kCal)
  • Ground Beef, 90% lean: 4oz (~200 kCal)
  • Carrots: ½ cup (~27 kCal)
  • Green Peas: ¼ cup (~33 kCal)

And that’s it! Boiled ground beef, carrots, and green peas for dogs–super quick, super easy, and super delicious, as promised.

An infographic showing all ingredients and calorie content in a bowl of boiled ground beef, carrots, and green peas for dogs.

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