Stew With Beef Chunks for Dogs

by Madeline Masters
    Your dog will appreciate a hearty bowl of chunky beef stew.

    Your dog will appreciate a hearty bowl of chunky beef stew.

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    If you enjoy cooking homemade dog food or want to treat your dog to a special dinner, beef stew is an affordable and delicious choice. With succulent chunks of beef added to a healthy stew, your dog will be happy and satisfied! This recipe can also be modified to suit your available ingredients and dog's tastes.

    Making a Chunky Beef Stew for Your Dog

    Step 1

    Brown the beef chunks on all sides in a large nonstick pot on medium heat.

    Step 2

    Sprinkle the beef chunks with the flour and stir until flour absorbs rendered fat from meat.

    Step 3

    Pour beef stock slowly over meat. Add rice, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

    Step 4

    Add remaining vegetables to stew. Stir and simmer, covered, for one hour or until meat is tender and liquid is thickened to the desired consistency.

    Step 5

    Serve stew warm, not hot. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat gently before serving.

    Items You Will Need

    • 1 lb. beef chunks, untrimmed
    • 6 cups beef stock (preferably low or no sodium)
    • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup rice
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 1 cup frozen sliced carrots


    • Feel free to substitute other meats, grains and vegetables to your stew, as long as they are considered safe for dogs.
    • Possible substitutions include barley for the rice, green beans for the carrots or corn for the peas.
    • Consult a feeding guide to determine serving sizes based on your dog's breed, weight and age.


    • Always consult a list of safe "human" foods for dogs before altering your stew recipe.

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    About the Author

    Madeline Masters works as a dog walker and professional writer. In the past she has worked as a fitness columnist, fundraising copywriter and news reporter. Masters won two Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Awards in 2009. She graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in English.