29. September 2023

The Farmer’s Dog DIY: Homemade Beef Dog Food Recipe

This homemade dog food recipe is as easy to make as it is nutritious. We know a lot of dogs who can’t wait to dig into a bowl of beef and veggies and we think your dog will feel the same.

Watch our step-by-step video guide to preparing, cooking, and storing this recipe for homemade dog food with ground beef and vegetables and visit https://www.thefarmersdog.com/diy for more homemade dog food recipes, and info and advice on cooking for your dog at home.

How to make homemade beef and vegetables dog food:

1115g (2.5lb) 90% lean ground beef
290g (2 cups) sweet potato – shredded or finely diced
290g (3 cups) carrots – shredded or cut into ¼ inch dice
175g (fresh 51/2 cups; frozen 3/4 cup) spinach – chopped
135g (3 large) eggs
14g (1 tbsp.) sunflower oil
1g (¼ tsp.) salmon oil
1 packet The Farmers Dog DIY Nutrient Mix
Ingredient note: Fresh or frozen vegetables may be used in these recipes. For best results, weigh by grams and use food safe thermometer.
Equipment: 5+ quart pot/skillet or Dutch oven, knife and cutting board or food processor (or buy pre-cut frozen), spatula, kitchen scale (optional), food thermometer (optional)

1) Place pot/skillet or Dutch oven over medium to medium-high heat on the stovetop. Pour in the sunflower oil and spread evenly to coat the bottom.

2) Add the ground beef. Break apart and stir until the meat is no longer pink and is broken into small pieces.

3) Add the sweet potato and carrots and cook until the sweet potatoes are soft and easily break apart or are tender when pierced with a fork.*

4) Add the spinach and cook until wilted and stir to evenly distribute throughout the mixture.

5) Add the eggs and salmon oil to the pot. Break the yolks and stir to evenly distribute. Cook until the egg is firm and no longer runny. If using a food-safe thermometer, check the temperature in several places to verify that a food-safe temperature of 165°F is reached throughout. Otherwise, ensure all meat and eggs are cooked thoroughly.**

6) Remove the pot from the heat and sprinkle the package of The Farmer’s Dog DIY Nutrient Mix evenly across the surface. Stir to evenly distribute throughout the food until you can no longer see the nutrient mix.

*Be sure to check that the vegetables are soft and easily broken in order to avoid choking hazards. Large chunks may require additional cooking time.
**In order to maintain safe ready-to-eat meals it is important that all food reaches the USDA guidelines for safety.