With the many contamination recalls in the pet food industry many people are looking into homemade dog food as a healthy alternative diet for their canine pals. Here’s a sample recipe for beef stew for Fido. It’s always a good idea to check with your vet or find a food comparisons chart to make sure your pet is getting the right amount of food and the right ratio of carbs, calories, nutrients and fiber in any homemade recipe.
Crock Pot Stew for Canines
1 pound of beef stew meat
1 small sweet potato
1/2 cup of carrots, diced
1/2 cup of green beans, diced
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water or organic vegetable oil, plus 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for frying
Total: Makes approx. 4 cups (or 32 fluid ounces)
Cook the sweet potato in a microwave for 5 to 8 minutes until firm but tender. Set aside.
Slice the stew pieces into smaller chunks, about the size of a nickel.
Cook the stew pieces in a tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until well-done.
Remove the beef chunks from the pan, reserving the drippings.
Dice the sweet potato.
Heat the drippings over medium-low heat. Slowly add flour and water into the dripping while whisking to create thick gravy.
Add the meat, sweet potato, carrots and green beans into the gravy and stir to coat.
Cook until the carrots are tender – about 10 minutes.
Store remaining stew in the fridge for up to five days.