BEEF BALL TREATS

This weekend I made the Boys a batch of Beef Ball treats made with “Love”…

BEEF BALL TREATSSure my heart was in it, but that’s not the only love I was referring to.

The Honest Kitchen makes a beef dehydrated grain free dog food called – Love! #agroovydoodlefavorite

Love Beef balls are bite-sized treats (grain and gluten free) that remind me of those cocktail meatballs you whip up when weekend guests come over to play cards, watch sports, or just #hangout

BEEF BALL TREATS

This would be my second attempt at preparing homemade treats.

You may remember my Mango and Banana Freeze Pops also from The Honest Kitchen. I was “tickled to Doodle” to find out so many people enjoyed making them for their pups.

COMMENTS LIKE THESE MAKE OUR DAY –

Tried the pops and my doodle loved them! My girls are finally taking to them. What fruit can we substitute when mangos are no longer available? It stays hot down south a LONG time! – Peggi Duncan

THK recipes are extremely easy. They’re also NOT time consuming NOR expensive. And unlike other treats I’ve failed at, so far what I’ve made – they’ve gobbled up.

I’m also learning more about the benefits dogs receive from certain human foods, like –

  • Green Peasare a good source of the B vitamin Thiamin, phosphorous, and potassium 
  • Parsley & Rosemaryare safe spices to use 
    • Parsleyhelps freshen a dogs breath,and also has vitamin C,K,and B, carotenoids, iron and limonene (and oil that kills bad mouth bacteria)
    • Rosemaryis high in iron, calcium, and Vitamin B6, as well as being flavorful.

Here’s what I used…

BEEF BALL TREATS

HERE’S WHAT I DID –

  • Combined ground beef, love beef recipe and broth in large bowl.
  • Mashed the peas and one egg in the food processor
  • Added the mashed pea mixture along with the cheese, parsley and rosemary to the beef mixture
  • With a tablespoon (I used my fingers) roll into balls, and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes at 375 F degrees
  • Cool and serve

*Keep refrigerated in air tight container for freshness

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –

I know somewhere out there – someone struggles (just like me) making treats for their pups. It may sound crazy but when your pet doesn’t like your homemade treats – it’s hard to accept #devadoodlestating

I know..

…I’ve been there 🙁

So I’m coming out from behind the camera and sharing video footage to inspire those like me – to jump up – pump that fist in the air and shout –

I’M GONNA JUST DOODLE DO IT!


Let THK help – visit their RECIPE PAGE, they’ve got lot’s of fun recipes. And please let us know how they turn out. #inquiringminds

Don’t be afraid of change – it’s leading you to a new beginning❤️

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This is our contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

32 Comments
  • Emma
    September 21, 2016

    They sound pretty tasty and seems to me they are meatballs with a twist. Nice work on the video too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      Emma you should whip up a few for you and Bailey. Bert would like them too!

  • Dashlilly
    September 21, 2016

    Great post! Loved seeing you in the video. And, I agree there is nothing worse than making a special treat and the doodles turn their noses up! But I have a good feeling that Beef Balls would be a hit with my two! Thanks Cathy.

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      Deirdre, you’ve got to try the beef balls. Super easy and my Boys loved them. I even crumble them up over their breakfast!

  • Cheryl
    September 21, 2016

    Great video, loved seeing and hearing you! Hope you do more!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      Thanks Cheryl – I am super excited about doing more videos – it was scary at first but it was also fun. Could become addictive LOL

  • Golden Daily Scoop
    September 21, 2016

    What a great post and video! Those look so yummy. Now just to convince mom to make us some! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      Give her that irresistible look you have – it’s guaranteed to win her over 🙂

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    September 21, 2016

    I love this recipe and you’ve given me an idea for making fat balls for Rodrigo who needs to put on a few pounds. Thanks so much. Anything that’s easy to do is for me.

    Kimberly

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      Great! I’ve got to make some more in a few days – they are gobbling them up! Especially on top of their breakfast!

  • Kari
    September 21, 2016

    That’s devotion! I gave my dogs a couple of raw meatball this morning as a way to sneak them their pills! I should try cooking them.

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      It would be interesting to see if your dogs would enjoy the cooked ones and if mine would eat them raw.

  • Robin
    September 21, 2016

    These sound like a delicious treat! Honest Kitchen makes great foods. I wish my kitties were more fond of them. Cats are super picky about food textures. I have a feeling that Harley and Jax are hardly going to be able to wait for these meatballs to be ready!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      Robin – there are ton’s of recipes for cats as well on their website, PAWhaps you could find a few for your cuties to try…

  • Sara Hobson
    September 21, 2016

    Great recipe video Cathy! We’re so glad the boys enjoyed the Love Beef Balls! I hope your reader’s pups enjoy them just as much as Jax and Harley did!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 21, 2016

      Thanks Sara! We are loving our partnership with you all at THK! I think I will have to double my next batch – they can’t get enough of them!

  • Tonya Wilhelm
    September 21, 2016

    Love Honest Kitchen. Making a meatball dog treat with HK would probably make a dog really happy. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      You’re so welcome Tonya! If you make them, let me know how they come out!

  • Rebekah
    September 21, 2016

    What a fun treat! (I’d almost be tempted to eat one myself!)

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      They smell A-mazing. Reminded me of those cheddar sausage bisquick balls we used to make years ago. I liked the way it made the kitchen smell.

  • Christine Caplan
    September 21, 2016

    Meatballs for nosework! I have a Nosework trial on Saturday and I typically buy the meatballs at CostCo for rewards. Now I have something novel that I can make that’s actually FOR the dogs. I had no idea –these HK recipes, are you developing them or are they on the back of the product?

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    September 21, 2016

    Mr. N would be just as happy (if not more so) if I just threw him a chunk of meat vs me making anything for him so I don’t cook for him very often!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      Harley and Jaxson used to feel that way too! That’s why I like THK recipes, it makes me look like a gourmet chef to them LOL

  • M. K. Clinton
    September 22, 2016

    I am bookmarking this recipe for the boys. We have to wait until it cools off down here before baking anything. BOL!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 22, 2016

      HA! I know exactly what you’re talking about. Let me know how your Boys like them – I’m almost out, plan to double my next batch!

  • Monika & Sam
    September 22, 2016

    We’re just now getting acquainted with The Honest Kitchen products so we’ll be checking this one out. The kids sure like their bone broth. 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 23, 2016

      That’s wonderful news Monika! Stay tuned for more recipes. I love making treats now using their products. It’s easy, healthy for them and they love it! Have a great weekend!

  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    September 25, 2016

    I’d LOVE to make these for the girls; however…

    There is a certain male human in the house who does not know the meaning of the phrase “everything in moderation”, so I’ve had to remove ALL “people food” from the girls’ treats list. I hated to do it, but their digestive systems have stabilized and they both are feeling much better.

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 25, 2016

      I think I’ve got your solution – make tiny beef balls. The male human will think he’s giving them many – when in fact he really won’t be. Make the balls for your girls – they’ll love them.

  • Jan K
    September 25, 2016

    Great job on the video! I love making homemade treats for the crew, even though I don’t have the time as often as I’d like. I also love to use fresh herbs from my garden….parsley and basil are my favorites, and I do have some rosemary too. Anything that makes it easier, like using THK ingredients, is perfect in my book!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 25, 2016

      Thanks JanK – It was more fun than I thought would be. My treats in the past were horrible. The Boys really didn’t like them, hurt my feelings 🙁 Using THK recipes and ingredients have been total success in our house now.

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