First time making this organic recipe and, I must say, it might be a fan favorite with
The Furry Gourmands!
It’s almost like they knew I was cooking this meal just for them. Maybe I was giving off that “this is for you” vibe? Or perhaps I goo goo’ed the whole time about how much they were going to LOVE it. I had them licking their chops for sure 😉
This recipe is simple and will last my 2 large breed dogs 2 healthy portioned meals each (tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s breakfast with some left over).
Here’s what I used::
1 lb Lean Ground Beef (grass fed, no hormones, etc)
2 cups Brown Rice (uncooked)
1/2 cup Flax Seed
1 large-ish Sweet Potatoe
4 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or cold pressed Flaxseed Oil)
1 clove Garlic
2 tbs Molasses
sprinkle of Cinnamon
Cottage Cheese OR Plain Yogurt
While I was waiting for the rice to finish cooking (brown rice takes considerably longer than white rice), I’d placed the steamed sweet potatoe in the same pan as the ground beef and noticed 2 pairs of begging… BEGGING… eyes. I knew they’d insist on a taste… or 3. Their first ever (as far as I know) tast of sweet potatoe and they totally wanted more!
Once done, be sure to let everything cool COMPLETELY! I actually put their bowls in the fridge for about 15 minutes with intermittent stirring to hasten the cool down. I think this was the hardest part for both the girls and me. HA! I couldn’t wait to see how well they ate and they, of course, couldn’t wait to chow down.
As soon as I put their bowls down it was game on! Baby, my Husky mix foster, is a scarfer and she, well, scarfed it. Ellie, on the other hand, is a slower eater and barely let me drag the empty bowl away when she was done.
This meal is chalk full of healthy benefits. Follow the links to read more about some of the ingredients:: Holy Protein, Batman! Beef, Sweet Potatoe, and Cottage Cheese provide the main protein sources for this meal. Add to that Molasses, Brown Rice, and Flax Seed, and you’ve got a completely balanced meal for the average pup.