Here is how I make dog food using a Crock-pot.
I use Dr. Karen Becker’s recipe and ingredient list, and modify it for Crock-pot 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, increase the portions to make a much larger batch. I usually start mine using:
3 lbs of ground beef, which is 48 oz.
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
1/2 Tsp Kelp
1/2 Egg Shell (Ground) See Recipe Here
1 oz. Beef Liver
1 oz. Broccoli
1 oz. Red Bell Pepper
1 oz. Spinach
1 cup of water
In a saucepan, brown the meats, drain and lightly rinse if needed.
Scramble the eggs, then place in refrigerator.
Pour cooked meats into your Crock-pot.
Add the water, all vegetables and kelp.
Do not add the scrambled eggs or the oils yet.
Cook on high for 2-3 hour or until the vegetables are tender. Your mixture should
be the consistency of stew or a chunky soup. So you should add water if it looks dry.
Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Stir in scrambled eggs and oils.
Increase the ingredients according to the amount of food your dog will eat in a month’s time.
Once the entire mixture has cooled, you can portion single servings into small freezer bags or Freezer-safe containers. 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 place directly onto the rack in your freezer.