Pup-tacular Dog Food Recipe

Every once in a while you come across a recipe that just looks PUP-TACULAR!  If you like to make a home cooked meal for your dog, this might be a delicious recipe to try.  The recipe was reviewed by 13 people and it receive 4 ½ stars out of 5 by pup-chefs who gave it a go!  That’s quite a lot of a-paws!

So let us know what you think!

Buddy’s and Bubba’s Homemade (Organic) Dog Food

(If you use organic ingredients it wouldn’t be hard to go organic with this one.)

Prep Time:

45 Min

Cook Time:

1 Hr 30 Min

Ready In:

2 Hrs 15 Min

Original Recipe Yield 10 1/2 cup servings


2 chicken leg quarters

1 cup brown rice

1 pound ground beef

2/3 cup rolled oats

1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans – rinsed, drained and mashed

2 carrots, shredded

1 clove garlic, minced (optional- see warning below)

1 cup cottage cheese

1/2 cup olive oil


Place the chicken leg quarters in a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 40 minutes. Remove the legs and allow to cool. Strain and return the cooking liquid to the pot. Once the legs have cooled. remove and discard the skin and bones; chop the meat, and set aside.

Stir the brown rice into the reserved chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid, and add the rice to the bowl with the chicken.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Pour off any excess grease, and place the beef into the bowl. Stir in the oats, spinach, broccoli, kidney beans, carrots, garlic, cottage cheese, and olive oil. Store the dog food in resealable containers in the freezer. Thaw the daily portions overnight in the refrigerator.


Cook’s Note:

Warning: Dogs love the flavor of garlic, but too much will make them anemic. Use it sparingly or not at all.

For variety, try adding one of the following:

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup pumpkin in place of the carrots

cooked, cracked wheat in place of either the rice or oats

black beans or chickpeas, mashed, or lentils in place of the red kidney beans

steamed and finely chopped celery or cauliflower

steamed peas

shredded cheese

mild, cooked fish

scrambled eggs

fish oil in place of olive oil

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6 Comments for “Pup-tacular Dog Food Recipe”

  1. […] cooked, homemade dog food recipe I came […]

  2. Olive oil is very tasty and has some nutty taste too.-,,

  3. Olive oil is very tasty and it has very low saturated fats.:*’

  4. Yes…we will be on the look out for more recipies with evoo. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. we always use olive oil on our cooked foods because it has very low saturated fat~–

  6. And we just read an article about olive oil being key in preventing breast cancer.

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