Here is how I make dog food on a stove top.
I use Dr. Karen Becker’s recipe and ingredient list, and modify it for stove top cooking. Dr. Becker’s simple recipe lists the ingredients you should include in a nutritionally balanced homemade dog food. I recommend starting with this basic recipe, then using the same ingredient ratio, then increase the portions to make a much larger batch. I usually make enough food to last for 6 weeks. So I usually start mine using 3 lbs of ground beef, which is 48 oz. and increase the rest of the ingredients accordingly.
Here is Dr. Becker’s basic recipe:
14 oz. Ground Beef ( 90% lean)
2 Tsp. Hemp Seed Oil
1/2 Tsp Carlson’s Cod Liver Oil or 1/2 Can Sardines
1/2 Tsp Ginger (Finely chopped)
1/2 Tsp Kelp (You need crumble it, or grind it finely in a blender or food processor. I do not recommend buying it already ground.)
1/2 Egg Shell (Ground in a food processor or blender) See Recipe Here
1 oz. Beef Liver
1 oz. Broccoli
1 oz. Red Bell Pepper
1 oz. Spinach
NOTE: To save time, and insure that all ingredients stay well above room temperature, and remain safe to eat, you will need to cook with 3 different large saucepans or pots at the same time.
In the first saucepan, sauté all chopped vegetables, on medium heat.
In the second saucepan, brown the meats.
In third saucepan, scramble the eggs.
Remove cooked meats from the heat and pour into a large bowl or pot. The meat should still be very hot.
Remove vegetables from the heat and add to bowl/pot of meat. Vegetables should still be very hot.
Remove the scrambled eggs from the heat and at them to the bowl of vegetables and meat. This bowl off food should be very hot.
Now add the oils, powdered or crumbled Kelp, and powdered eggs shells to the mixture and combine.
Let the mixture cool for 5 mins, or until it is no longer steaming.
Spoon 1 serving of food into small freezer bags or containers pre-labeled with the main ingredients and the day’s date, and year. If you are using freezer bags, make sure to flatten them before freezing, to make more room in your freezer.
To freeze food ( in order to save freezer room,) you can use a container close in size to your freezer bags, and stack these bags on top of one another so that they are lying flat. Then place the container in the freezer. These food filled bags can also be frozen flat if you place them onto a flat surface, like a small cutting board, and placed on a rack in your freezer.