DIY Eat: Delish Dog Treats You Can Make at Home!
Beef, Pumpkin & Quinoa Burgers
These treats are quick and easy to make and are a great choice if your pup has sensitivities to gluten and common grains. Quinoa is technically a seed, not a true grain, and it’s not used in most pet foods. Makes 12 to 18 burgers.
2 cups uncooked instant quinoa
1⁄2 cup canned (unsweetened) or fresh cooked pumpkin
3⁄4 cup ground beef
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 free-range egg
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a baking sheet.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the quinoa and pumpkin. Add the beef, parsley, and egg. Mix until well blended.
3. Use your hands or two spoons to shape the mixture into balls of a size appropriate for your dog. Place each on the baking sheet and gently flatten into “burgers.” Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly golden on the outside, but soft in the middle. Cool before serving. These treats can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.
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