Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tasty Treat Tuesday- Baked Turkey Treats!


Training is hard work! Time for a nap!
In light of all the pet food recall's and the crazy issues with jerky treats made in China, I'm starting "Tasty Treat Tuesday" to help people be confident in making treats for their pets. It doesn't have to take a lot of time or be expensive. All you need are some basic ingredients your dog loves and some imagination. Max loves turkey and tomato so that's what I go with.

Here's what we do:
2 lbs ground turkey (or beef or chicken or pork)
1 small can tomato paste
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. chopped parsley
  • Mix it all together like you would for meatballs. 
  • Kick the dog out of the kitchen
  • Section the mixture into 1/2 lb. batches. 
  • At this point you can freeze these raw and thaw to bake or bake them all and freeze so you can pull them out as you need them.
  • If you're baking, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Take a lump of the meat mixture and roll it thinly between two sheets of parchment paper. I've also made meatballs and meat sticks but your cooking time increases with those shapes.
  • Kick dog out of the kitchen (again)
  • Score the meat with a pizza cutter (or do it after)
  • Transfer the meat to a baking sheet (you can keep it on the parchment paper if it will fit. Just slide the whole thing on.)
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes until the meat is done but not dry or until the dog races to the oven timer.
  • Cut the meat into small training treat sizes.
You'll want to store these in the fridge just like any other meatball. Ours don't stay in the fridge long because Max loves them so be prepared to make plenty!







1 comment:

  1. We've been celebrating Tasty Tuesday over at Kol's Notes for over a year! I hope you'll pop over to our blog and add your link to the blog hop this week! These look really yummy.

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