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JustFoodForDogs homemade dog food recipe: USDA Certified Beef and Russet Potato

16 oz              Ground Beef, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, raw
1/2 oz             Beef Liver, raw
11 1/2 oz        Potatoes, cut into bite size pieces with skin
6 oz                Sweet potato, cut into bite size pieces with skin
1 oz                Carrots, finely chopped
1 oz                Green Beans, finely chopped
1/2 oz             Green Peas, finely chopped
1/2 oz             Apples, finely chopped
1 tbsp             Safflower Oil
1/2 g               Salt

Update 9/27/2013:  A representative notified me that the supplement information previously in this post is incorrect.  JustFoodForDogs.com now has their own supplement blend to be added to their food.

Cooking Tips on How to Make Homemade Food for Dogs

When cooking ground beef for dogs, the skillet method is preferred. Using a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook meat, stirring and breaking it up with a spoon or spatula until it is cooked through (do not overcook). Let it cool until it is just warm to the touch.

To cook potatoes and sweet potatoes for dogs, bring water to a rapid boil in a saucepan. In the mean time, quarter the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Use ripe potatoes with no shades of green showing on the potato. It is not necessary
to peel the potatoes but as with all vegetables, wash them thoroughly. Add potatoes and sweet potatoes to the water
and lower heat  to a simmer. Cook gently for 15-20 min or until tender. Drain, let cool to the touch and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

The right vegetables and fruits for dogs are a very healthy addition to your dog diet, provided they are prepared, packaged and stored properly. They must be cooked so your dog can digest them properly. When preparing vegetables for dogs they should always be finely chopped and steamed. This allows vegetables to retain their nutrients while being suitable for dog digestion.

Fresh produce is always good for dogs. If possible, always use fresh but if one or two items are unavailable and you must use a frozen alternative, make sure there is no added salt or other seasoning or flavoring.

Whenever including apples into your dog diet be sure to core them making a special effort to exclude seeds, which can be toxic to dogs.

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