15 Dollar/Week Dog Food

“My recipe I'm developing for my little darlings to see if we can affordably cook for them instead of having to worry about them eating rat poison. Adding up the cost of all ingredients, it adds up to around 15.00/week, which is the most I can afford to spend! This makes enough to keep 2 55 pound dogs happy and fed for a week. You still need a supplement, one with a good amount of calcium and phosporus and zinc, but I did spend hours amending this recipe to make it match a 55 lb dog's nutritional needs-I just couldnt get enough zinc, calcium or phosphorus! I left a little wiggle room as far as calories-around 300 calories/day extra for treats, dog friendly table scraps, etc. My dogs adore this! It's important to use soybean oil or (even better) safflower oil, as this oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid, which dogs need.”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
14
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the beans and the rice until they are nice and soft. For this step, I usually use a slowcooker-add beans, rice, and enough water to cook(this filled up mine completely, so I really didn't bother to measure.) No soaking necessary, just let them cook for about 4-5 hours.
  2. Mince chicken gizzards. Again, gadgets make life easy here-I recommend a food processor.
  3. Pour soybean oil into a very large stockpan. Add gizzards and turkey. Simmer until meat is cooked.
  4. Add lentils, oats, approximately 4 cups water(I eyeball this also), and simmer until lentils are soft, about 15 minutes.
  5. Add everything else, simmer til veggies are heated through.
  6. Mix beans and rice with meat and vegetable mixture, put in large container to go in fridge or divide into smaller portions and freeze some for later.

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