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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