Grain Free Homemade Dog Food Recipe
This recipe will yield approximately 3 cups of food. Equating to 850 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 40 lb dog to maintain weight.
Meal Prep / Batch Cooking Tip: Can be frozen for up to one year from cook date.
Ingredient quantities for batch cooking:
3 lbs (raw weight), beef, cooked
3 lbs Asparagus, cooked
2 1/3 lbs peas, cooked
7 teaspoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup Azestfor Vitamins
This recipe will yield approximately 8 1/2 lbs of food. Equating to 6,524 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one week for an 40 lb dog to maintain weight.
Preparation: Grain Free Dog Food Recipe
Prepare Ground Beef For Dog Food
In a large skillet or pot place cubed or ground beef. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until beef is cooked.
Remove from heat. Drain excess liquid.
Prepare Peas for Homemade Pet Food
Add fresh or frozen peas to the cooked meat. The heat will lightly cook the peas.
Cook the Asparagus
Rinse the asparagus under running water.
Place asparagus in a saucepan and cover with a few inches of water in a saucepan.
When the water starts to boil, cook for 5 minutes.
If you wish, use a microwave-safe cooking dish to boil asparagus in the microwave. Fill the cooking dish with 1/4 cup water, then add the spears and place the lid on the dish. Cook the asparagus on your microwave oven’s high power setting for 3 minutes, then open the door and stir. Finish cooking until the spears are just barely tender, about 3 to 4 more minutes.
Chop asparagus to small bite sizes.
Add Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil is added as a source of linoleic acid. If you would like a substitute oil you can add Wheat germ, Walnut or Corn oil in the amount of 1.2 teaspoons.
Add Vitamins & Minerals
When the meat, asparagus, and peas are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements. If you are adding the Azestfor just before serving you would add 1 1/4 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins per 1 cup of homemade dog food.
Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.
Watch Instructional Cooking Video Homemade Dog Food:
We suggest dividing the daily amount into two servings, one in the morning and one in the evening. Every dog’s nutritional requirements are a little bit different due to age & amount of exercise. If your dog is losing weight, increase food by 1/4 cup a day, if they are gaining weight reduce accordingly.
Weight of Dog:
5 lbs to maintain weight 2/3 cup (4.4 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 cups ( 7.5 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups ( 10.5 oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups ( 13 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 2 1/2 cups (17.5 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 cups (20 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 3 2/3 cups (25.5 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/4 cups (29.5 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 4 3/4 cups ( 33 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/4 cups (36.5 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 5 3/4 cups ( 40 oz) per day
The recipe can be prepared in large batches and frozen. It will keep for up to a year in the freezer, or one week in the fridge. Freezing vitamins preserves their potency. I would recommend portioning the food into meal size servings before freezing it.To defrost a frozen meal – put it in the fridge overnight.
Shopping Check List
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Freezer bags or other storage containers