I love a cheeseburger! My favorite go to recipe is one pound hamburg, one egg, a package of Lipton Onion Soup, and some worcestershire sauce.  Onions are toxic for dogs and I couldn't prove to myself that worcestershire was safe so this is my "dog version" for a cheeseburger treat.

I rarely use whole wheat flour in Kirby's treats but I was going for an all American real cheeseburger and who eats a burger with a bun made from rice, oats, or coconut flour?  Kirby loves meat so I already knew these would be a tasty hit.  Watching him wait by the oven as they baked guaranteed they were nose approved.



These beef and whole wheat flour dog treats are the next best thing to a real cheeseburger!

Yields: 45 treats
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Nutrition facts: Calories: 37
Calories from fat: 8


  • 1/2 lb (1 1/2 cups) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup beef broth*
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses


  1. Allow cheddar cheese to warm to room temperature.
  2. Cook and drain the ground beef. Let cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Knead the dough a few times to bind it and then roll out on a floured surface 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with the cutter of your choice. I used a small biscuit cutter since I was going for the cheeseburger look.
  5. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets. They won't rise so they can be placed close together. Prick the centers of each treat with a fork to help cook since they are thick.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn over and cook another 15 minutes. Turn off oven and leave in for about an hour.

* Be sure to use a safe dog friendly broth, ie. no onions, paprika, etc. Either make your own or read the ingredients if purchasing from a store.  Chicken stock or plain water will work.