Dogs: Mutt Loaf
Source of Recipe
From "Feed Your Best Friend Better" by Rick Woodford ("The Dog Food Dude")
"Take off your rings, because the best way to mix any good meat loaf is with your hands. Like a friendly mutt, this meat loaf is a blend of different things. In this case, it's healthy, tasty ingredients that are easy to prepare."
List of Ingredients
• 3 medium russet potatoes, cleaned of eyes and green spots and grated
• 2 medium carrots, grated
• 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
• 4 large eggs
• 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
• ¼ tsp garlic powder
• 2¼ pounds ground beef (85% lean)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the potatoes and carrots in a large mixing bowl.
In a food processor, combine the kidney beans, eggs, rosemary, and garlic powder. Process with 6 to 8 pulses, until the kidney beans are well chopped. Combine the egg and bean mixture with the potatoes and carrots.
Add the beef and mix thoroughly to combine. Divide the mixture evenly between two 5 x 9-inch loaf pans and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the loaves reach 155°F when tested in the center with a meat thermometer. Remove from the heat and allow the meat loaves to cool.
Makes 11 cups; 330 calories per cup
Divide into two meals, or serve one-half the daily portion per day with one-half the normal amount of dry food.
• 10-pound dog: ⅔ to 1 cup
• 20-pound dog: 1¼ to 1⅔ cups
• 40-pound dog: 2⅓ to 3 cups
• 60-pound dog: 3¼ to 4 cups
• 80-pound dog: 4 to 5 cups