16ozcanned sardines in wateror 4 tsp cod liver oil
8ozred bell pepper
Begin by mixing together the ground beef, eggs, kelp powder, ground ginger, hempseed, (or hempseed oil), and sardines. Drain the water from the sardines before you add them in.Save half of the eggshells and set them aside.
Try to break up the sardines as much as you can before mixing so that it is evenly distributed throughout the recipe. When it is well combined, set it aside.
Next, process the veggies, eggshells, and beef liver. You may need to do this separately if your food processor can't find everything. I process everything separately, except for the bell pepper and eggshells- I process those together.
Add the blended ingredients to the beef and mix until well combined.
Portion out the food according to your dog's daily food intake requirements. The dog food will be good in the freezer for weeks, but only for a few days in the fridge. Portion accordingly. I do not like to keep cooked dog food in the fridge for more than 4 days.
The food is ready to serve raw, or you can gently cook it. Cook without any oil on a nonstick pan on low heat. Be careful not to sear the meat- you want to gently cook it until it is just done. *Note- If using hempseed oil, cooking the food on high heat for a long period of time will make the hempseed oil taste really bad to the dogs, so be really careful about "gently" cooking it!You can make patties, large chunks, or break it down into mince if you prefer.
Drain any oils/fats from cooking the beef and let it cool completely before storing in the fridge.
This will make 11-12 lbs of food, which lasts my two dogs almost a month. My dogs are about 10 lbs each. Per my vet's recommendation, I also add a little bit of kibble at feeding time. Please talk to your vet or pet nutritionist about the correct portions for your dog.