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Beef Liver Dinner Recipe for Dogs

If you want to make your dog homemade organic dog food, try this Beef Liver Dinner Recipe for dogs! This easy healthy homemade dog food is one your pup will love, and it’s loaded with amazing nutrients for you pup!

If you like making food and treats for your dog as much as I do, check out some of John John's other favorites like Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs, Waffle Recipe for Dogs, or my Peanut Butter Dog Cookies.

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We make John John’s food for him every day now. Well, we don’t make all of it every day, but we make it weekly, and then reheat it for him each day. Since he is a small Pug, 19 pounds, we can easily make his food weekly, which makes easy healthy homemade dog food possible for us to do.

John John absolutely loves his homemade organic dog food! When he was a puppy, we were feeding him organic kibble, as the vet and breeder both said it’s essential to feed them puppy kibble until they are 6 months. So, we followed orders and did that.

John John wasn’t ever really stoked on his food though. He’d eat it, but he wouldn’t beg for it, he wouldn’t wait for it to be put down, it was more like he ate it out of necessity. There was always food in his bowl, he never finished all of it and we just thought he was a Pug who wasn’t obsessed with food.

Well, that was the case until we started making homemade organic dog food for him, haha. He’s been eating this Beef Liver Dinner Recipe for Dogs and his Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs for a couple months now. And, I’m pleased to say that he is excited for meal time now! And that makes me so happy!

In the morning he will wait by his bowls for it to be filled up and he eats all his food! And, then at dinner he will bother me, just like Otto used to, and say hey Mom…. It’s dinner time! So, I’m really happy that he loves our homemade organic dog food! Not only does he love it, but he’s getting such a higher quality food than if we were to buy dog food. And, that makes me feel good.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this easy healthy homemade dog food and your pup will love it too! Feeding your dog real food can be so much more beneficial for their health and wellness. You can see benefits like improved mood, weight loss, improved energy, and other things when you switch to making your dog homemade organic dog food!

You can feed this recipe to your dog every day, like we do, or you can make it for them on special occasions. This homemade organic dog food is loaded with delicious goodies for your fur baby, along with vitamins and nutrients that your dog needs.

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Ingredients for Beef Liver Dinner Recipe for Dogs

Organic Prairie Beef Liver

Organic Prairie Chicken Breasts

Organic Sweet Potato

Organic Red Pepper

Organic Carrots

Costco Kirkland Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Rolled Oats

Tools Needed

3-Quart Pot

Small Frying Pan

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How to Make Beef Liver Dinner for Dogs

Step 1

Peel the sweet potato and chop into 1-inch cubes. Add the sweet potatoes to a medium saucepan, and fill with water. Put over high heat and cover. Boil until they are soft when poked with a fork.

Step 2

Cut the chicken breasts into 2 to 3 inch chunks, this helps them cook quicker and more evenly.

Step 3

Fill a medium saucepan three-quarters full of water and add the chicken breasts. Bring to a boil and boil chicken until it is fully cooked and the internal temperature is 165°F. Remove from the water and cut into small cubes, about 1-inch or smaller if you have a small dog. You can leave larger if you have a large dog.

Step 4

Add the coconut oil into a small skillet and put over medium heat. Add the beef liver and cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side until it’s fully cooked. Remove from the heat.

Step 5

Chop beef liver into small pieces. Dice the carrots and red pepper.

Step 6

To prepare the dinner: Add oats into a bowl and pour just enough boiling water over them to begin cooking. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until fully cooked. Depending on how big your dog is will depend on how much oats to feed them.

Step 7

Once the oats are cooked, add the sweet potatoes, veggies, chicken, and add beef liver on top.

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FAQ's

Can you give your dog beef liver every day?

Yes, beef liver is incredibly good for dogs! It has vital nutrients, healthy fats, vitamin A, copper, zinc, iron and different B vitamins. Just like beef liver is really good for humans, it’s really good for dogs too. Also, if you have a rescue dog that has been malnourished, beef liver is incredibly good for them to get back to health. And, if you have a picky eater, I guarantee that they will love beef liver!

Don’t make your entire dogs protein source beef liver though. It can overload them on vitamin A. So, use beef liver as a food topper or as a treat. It should only make up about 10% of your dogs food intake. Make sure to give your dogs other sources of protein that they do well with, such as chicken, turkey, or beef. But, beef liver goes well with everything and your dog will love the addition of it to their diet.

How do you cook beef liver for dogs?

You can cook beef liver for dogs two different ways. I cook it in a skillet with a little bit of coconut oil so it doesn’t stick. John John loves coconut oil and he loves when I cook his meat in it – I’ll cook ground chicken or ground turkey in coconut oil too! You can also boil beef liver just liked you’d boil chicken breasts.

Where can I find organic beef liver?

Organic Prairie makes the best organic Beef Liver, and you can order it online! They also make amazing organic meat of all kinds, like Chicken Breasts (which I use in this recipe) and in John John’s Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs we use their Organic Ground Chicken. Grab a few steaks for yourself while you’re shopping!

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Can I use another protein besides chicken breasts?

Yes, you can use another protein besides chicken breasts in this recipe. John John loves chicken and does well with it, so we usually cook him chicken. But you can also do ground turkey or ground beef. If your dog is on a fish diet or lamb, you can also use that too!

Can I use different vegetables?

Yes, you can use whatever veggies you want that are dog safe and that your pup likes. John John loves red peppers, they’re his favorite veggie and they are really good for dogs, so we always add those. Carrots are easy and we always have in the fridge, so those are his main veggies. But you could also use green beans, peas, or celery as these vegetables are all safe for dogs.

Can I use a different carb?

Yes! I use sweet potatoes and oats as John John loves them. But, you can also use rice, quinoa, or all oats. Whatever your dog prefers you can swap out the carbs.

Do I need to remove the skin from the sweet potato?

Yes! Dogs cannot have the skin of sweet potatoes, even though the skin has health benefits for us humans. So, be sure to peel your sweet potatoes for this recipe. I know I usually never peel my potatoes, so I was surprised by this too!

Can I make this ahead of time?

Absolutely! We meal prep for John John and make it all once a week. We cook the chicken, beef liver, and sweet potatoes, then cut them all up into the small chunks and put in Tupperware. Sometimes we cook the carrots and red pepper and sometimes we leave them raw, just depends on time sometimes. But we chop them up and put them in a Tupperware together.

Then, at mealtime, we cook the oats with some boiling water. And then we measure out the sweet potatoes, veggies, chicken, and beef liver and heat it all up together for him.

You could also mix together the chicken, beef liver, sweet potato, and veggies all together and put in a Tupperware as well. That would also be fine and then scoop it out that way.

Can I serve this cold or does it have to be warm?

This can be served to your dog hot or cold! Since it’s been winter, we have been serving it warm to John John. But, I feel like over summer, we’ll just cook the oats and then add in the other ingredients cold and feed it to him cold sometimes as well.

How much homemade organic dog food should I feed my dog?

This all depends on your dogs size and current weight. Always check with your vet to make sure you are feeding your dog the appropriate amount of food for their size and age.

You should be feeding your dog 2% to 5% of their body weight in fresh food. So, for example, if your dog is 18 pounds (like John John), and he’s a puppy who isn’t overweight, I will go at 4% that’s about 3/4 pound per day. Split that up between meals.

Another easy way to easily see how much food your dog needs is to just look at the back of a bag of dog food. Look online, if you don’t have one! If your dog eats 2 cups of food per day, and they eat 2 meals per day, then give them 1 cup of homemade food per meal. But, make sure to watch your dogs weight as some dog food brands are known for recommending overfeeding. So, always pay attention to how your dog looks and weigh them often to keep them on track, just like you’d do with yourself! 

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Why Organic for Your Dog?

You may be wondering why you should buy organic food for your dog. It's the same reasons that you should buy organic food for yourself. Your dog's health is important, just like yours. So, treating them right with organic ingredients will benefit their long term health.

And organic ingredients are much healthier for your dog to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients! And that counts for your pup too!

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Beef Liver Dinner Recipe for Dogs

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Try this homemade Beef Liver Dinner Recipe for Dogs! This homemade organic dog food is an easy healthy homemade dog food that your pup will love!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dog Food
Cuisine American
Makes 10 servings
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Peel the sweet potato and chop into 1-inch cubes. Add the sweet potatoes to a medium saucepan, and fill with water. Put over high heat and cover. Boil until they are soft when poked with a fork.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 2 to 3 inch chunks, this helps them cook quicker and more evenly.
  • Fill a medium saucepan three-quarters full of water and add the chicken breasts. Bring to a boil and boil chicken until it is fully cooked and the internal temperature is 165°F. Remove from the water and cut into small cubes, about 1-inch or smaller if you have a small dog. You can leave larger if you have a large dog.
  • Add the coconut oil into a small skillet and put over medium heat. Add the beef liver and cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side until it’s fully cooked. Remove from the heat.
  • Chop beef liver into small pieces.
  • Dice the carrots and red pepper.
  • To prepare the dinner: Add oats into a bowl and pour just enough boiling water over them to begin cooking. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until fully cooked. Depending on how big your dog is will depend on how much oats to feed them. (I give John John about 1 tablespoon per meal.)
  • Once the oats are cooked, add the sweet potatoes, veggies, chicken, and add beef liver on top.
  • Store extras in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Video

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Notes

Serving Size – This makes about 10 meals for John John, about a week's worth of food. If you have a larger dog you can double or triple this recipe. If you have a smaller dog, you can half it as you shouldn't keep food for more than 5 days in the fridge.  
Tip – If you have a small dog, you can even share some of these ingredients with your dog to eat them quicker, like the boiled chicken, potatoes, and beef liver.  
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 15gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 90mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 9463IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 2mg
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