Makes 4-8 depending on size – Made Willow who is 9kg 6 slices
A really easy dish, with plenty of protein and veggies
About this Recipe
Meatloaf – it’s a strange concept to us british. Maybe it’s because it looks so…..well, unappealing really. Not that our dogs care about this. Willow was very excited whilst this was in the oven.
I really wanted to make a meatloaf recipe as Willow is prone to eating too fast, so having something that comes in a chilled slice that she has to work a little harder on, did appeal to me.
I used regular beef mince from the butchers, but if you are watching your pooches waistline, you can use the leaner ones. I also used full fat cottage cheese as the fat free ones have lots of unnecessary ingredients in. Even the full fat ones are still low in fat and it’s a great source of dairy and extra protein.
Feel free to use any fruit and veggies your pooch likes.
One tip for this recipe is to use the loaf tin liners, so much better than greasing the tin and then trying to get it out. If you are looking for more use out of your loaf tin, check out our doggy banana loaf cake here
- 500g Mince Beef
- 140g Full Fat Cottage Cheese
- 140g Rolled Oats
- 1/2 Large Carrot
- 1/4 Broccoli
- 1/2 Apple – I used Granny Smith
- 2 Eggs
- 60ml Water
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees
Line a standard loaf tin with a liner, alternatively grease and line with greaseproof paper
Peel, core and chop your chosen fruit and veggies (no need for chopping small as will be going in the processor)
Add to the food processor along with all the other ingredients
Blitz until smooth, this should take up to 5 minutes depending on your processor. The consistency you are looking for is like a pate
Spoon into your lined loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown on top
Take out of the oven and leave to cool. Once cooled, slice. I sliced in 6 as looked a good portion size for Willow. As a quick rule of thumb its circa 2% of their total body weight that they need per day of real food.
This will last in the fridge for 3 days, hence I wrapped 3 slices in cling film and placed in the fridge and the other 3 slices I wrapped and placed in the freezer. I’ll defrost these the night before I need them.
Hope you pooches enjoy!
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