How to Make Dog Treats Shaped Like a Burger

by Louise Lawson

Every owner likes to treat his furry friend to a snack now and then, but store-bought treats can be boring and bland. Making treats is a personal way to spoil your pooch, and these burger-shaped treats are a fun, tasty treat for large and small dogs alike.

Step 1

Place 1 pound of organic, antibiotic-free beef liver in a food processor, and pulse until the liver is chopped into large chunks. Puree the large chunks into a smooth paste, and scrape the paste into a bowl using a rubber spatula.

Step 2

Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut flour over the liver, and crack one egg into the bowl. Mix the egg into the beef and flour with a wooden spoon until the egg is mixed in and no traces of yolk remain.

Step 3

Drizzle in 2 teaspoons of olive oil, stirring just until the ingredients are blended. Toss 1 teaspoon of flax seeds into the liver mixture, and stir to evenly distribute the seeds. Flax seeds are a potent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help your dog’s coat stay smooth, shiny and soft.

Step 4

Scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture into your hands, and form it into a hamburger-shaped patty. Place the patties on a greased cookie sheet, and bake in a preheated, 350-degree oven for 30 minutes, or until the patties are firm to the touch.

Step 5

Transfer the patties onto a baking rack and cool for at least one hour. As the patties cool, they will harden into crisp, crunchy treats. Spread a little smooth peanut butter on top before serving for a mustard-like appearance on top of your liver burger treats.

Items You Will Need

  • 1 pound cubed beef liver
  • Food processor
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • Cookie sheet
  • Baking rack
  • Smooth peanut butter

Tip

  • If you can’t find antibiotic-free beef at your local grocery store, try a specialty meat market or natural grocer.

About the Author

Louise Lawson has been a published author and editor for more than 10 years. Lawson specializes in pet and food-related articles, utilizing her 15 years as a sous chef and as a dog breeder, handler and trainer to produce pieces for online and print publications.

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