Herby Beef, Potato and Kale Hash 

Servings

Makes 3-8 portions depending on size – Made Willow who is 9kg 5 meals 

Ready In:

30 Minutes

Effort Level:

Easy

Good For:

A great all rounder with plenty of lean protein and leafy greens

About this Recipe

We’re all about celebrating Kale this month, with this being our second recipe of the month featuring this in season veg. If you missed the other one – It’s here 

If you are new to home cooking for your dog and feel a little nervous about it, we really recommend the Lily’s Kitchen Dinner for Dogs book. It gives lots of great information on why it can be beneficial as well as some really useful feeding guidelines. There is also a great article on some of the benefits here. My top benefit being able to reduce food waste. I quite often raid the kitchen to see what veggies are on borrowed time and centre a dish around those.

The Recipe states a small/medium potato.  Mine, however was nearly as big as my face, so I used half. 

With all our recipe’s – Just because they are dog friendly. They’re also delicious for Humans, If you fancy a portion of this for yourself, separate it out, add a dash or Worcestershire sauce and maybe even a cheeky poached egg on top!!

Ingredients

  •  1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 300g Leam Minced Beef
  • 1 x Small/medium Potato (about 200g)
  • 2 Medium Carrots
  • 4 Leaves of Kale
  • 2 Sprigs of Rosemary
  • A Handful of Parsley
  • 400ml Boiling water 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Finely dice the Potato (leave the skin on), Peel and dice the Carrot into small doggy sized pieces, finely chop the Rosemary. Disregard the thick stem from the Kale and chop the rest of the leaf

Step 2

Heat the Oil up in a large pan over a medium to high heat

Step 3

Add the mince to the pan, separating with a wooden spoon as you go until all browned

Step 4

Add in the Potato and Carrot and mix through the Mince for a few minutes making sure nothing sticks, before throwing in the Rosemary and Kale

Step 5

Boil the kettle for the 400ml of water and pour into the pan, leaving everything to simmer until the Potatoes are soft and all the water absorbed

Step 7

In the meantime chop the Parsley and throw in the pan at the end

Step 8

Portion up – This made 5 portions for Willow who is 9kg. I never weigh out now as used to how much home made food to give her -as a guide though, they should need slightly less food v kibble due to the higher nutrients. As a broad rule of thumb you should start with 2% of your dogs bodyweight per day – obviously this will differ based on activity levels etc.  I use food bags to portion up so I can have a few days worth in the fridge and the rest in the freezer for convenience.

 

If you have a small dog you may want to use a hand blender to blend down a little – Remember dogs don’t chew as well as us.

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