Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

First let me say I do believe dogs are carnivores meaning they need meat in their diet in order to thrive.  Having said that this is a nice change for Kirby which amazingly almost tastes like beef. I wasn't sure if he would enjoy these since he loves meat but he practically wolfed them down so they have been added to the rotation meal list.

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Sheperd's Pie

Sheperd's Pie

This classic savory pie is traditionally prepared from leftovers.  Meat and vegetables are moistened with gravy, transferred to a pie plate, and then topped with mashed potatoes. The pie is so named because it was often made with lamb or mutton. Since it’s made from leftovers, feel free to use any ground meat, veggies, and seasonings which are deemed to be dog friendly.

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Turkey Burgers

Kirby loves a healthy burger! These are made with turkey but any ground meat would work. 

 Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers

A healthier burger

Yields: 12 burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition facts:
128 Calories, 55 Calories from fat
Total fat: 5.9g or 9% (1.6g saturated fat, 0.0g trans fat)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag broccoli slaw
  • 2 Roma tomatoes or ½ cup tomato juice
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground egg shell

Directions

  1. Purée or finely dice your veggies.
  2. In a large bowl use your hands to thoroughly mix together all the ingredients.
  3. Evenly fill each oil sprayed muffin tin with the meat mixture.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let them sit for about ten minutes to firm up before removing.

If you can't find broccoli slaw in the produce section, chop up 4 cups of broccoli, carrots and cabbage.

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I freeze these in ziplock bags. Take out what you will need that morning and let thaw in the refrigerator. When time for supper just pop in the microwave for 20 seconds to warm. Quick, tasty and healthy!