Meaty Meatballs: Raw Dog Treat Recipe

by | Mar 21, 2024 | Nutrition, Raw, Recipes

Do you like making snacks for your pup? Gathering the ingredients, mixing things together, and adding a whole lot of love to the bowl? 

Us too!

It’s even better when it’s easy and pretty fast!

And we always like variety – no one, human or animal, wants to eat the same thing every day, so we like switching things up to provide a wide range of nutrients from different ingredients. 

Want to get cooking? These pup-loving meaty meatballs are the perfect raw dog treat recipe.

Meaty Meatballs: Raw Dog Treat Recipe

Just a few healthy ingredients and a lot of fun. Here’s how we make this nutritious raw dog treat recipe. These are sure to make your pup’s tail wag!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup beef liver
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (or other berries)
  • 1/4 cup spinach (or other leafy greens)
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Take all of the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. It’s ok to smash up the blueberries! Form them into small meatballs (we like them about the diameter of a dime), and feed as a snack or treat or add a few to your pet’s regular food for something a little different. 

They’ll keep in the fridge for a few days, but freeze any extras. An easy way to stop them from sticking together if you freeze them is to put them in ice cube trays before transferring them to an air tight container. If you make them small, you’ll get a good amount, and it’s easy to pop a few out to defrost for meal toppers or snack.

Pro Tip: If you make these on a regular basis, switch out the ingredients to keep your pet on their toes. Swap the liver for beef or chicken hearts. Go for apples instead of blueberries. Try broccoli in place of leafy greens. The sky really is the limit, and you can easily use what you already have in the fridge to supplement! 

[RELATED] Want another homemade treat option? This healthy dog biscuit recipe is great for sharing, so get baking!

Oven Option?

Don’t want to go raw? That’s ok too! You can bake these as well. 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place meatballs on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on the size, they may still have some pink inside, and that’s ok!)

Just as with raw, you can feed these as snacks or treats, or in addition to their regular dinner. 

**Remember, don’t overdo it with these as treats. If you feed several at a time, or several throughout the day, make sure to cut back on how much of their regular food is in the bowl at dinnertime!

We always try to balance our pups’ meals and work on having lots of colour in the bowl. That’s really important to us. We know our animals love something different, and we feel good knowing that those additions are helping to ensure a wealth of different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more! Food nurtures the soul and the body, and we’re always happy to put lots of love into the recipe as well. Enjoy!

The Adored Beast Team

Bringing you decades of animal health experience. They are product gurus, nutrition specialists, industry experts and researchers, but most importantly, pet owners, pet parents and animal lovers. The Adored Beast team is made up of people who care about the health and wellbeing of your animal family. Their fundamental goal is to provide information, advice, and experienced support you can use, each and every day, to help your pet live the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible.

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