Sure, it would be nice if we had the time to actually make our dog’s food. You’d know exactly what you’re putting in, and where the ingredients came from. For most of us, though, the idea of cooking a meal just for a dog might seem a little…excessive? Impossible? Let’s just say out of reach.
This recipe is great because both humans and dogs find it tasty and delicious! The best part? It’s so easy to make! Just throw all of the ingredients into a crockpot and enjoy the delicious smells coming forth.
(Makes 6 Servings)
1 (3 pound) beef pot roast, or other delicious beefy cut
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
Vegetables: I used carrots, celery, corn, mushrooms, and potatoes.
Spices to taste: I used dried rosemary, dried thyme, and salt and pepper
Melt the butter on the skillet over medium-high heat.
Once the butter is melted, stir in the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened.
Add the tomato paste and beef broth, stirring to combine the ingredients.
Put the roast in the slow cooker, and pour the broth over it. Make sure there is enough liquid to cover the roast completely. If not, add more beef broth or a bit of water.
Add your vegetables, except for potatoes. I used frozen corn and just dumped the bag in.
Set your crockpot to either 4-6 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low. I did mine overnight and it smelled so good in the morning!
30 minutes or so before it’s done, add in spices and potatoes. Don’t spice it too much if you’re going to be sharing it with your dog. You can always make your portion more seasoned later.
- Skim the fat off the surface and serve! Cut your dog’s portion into smaller bits, since he can’t cut a potato or stringy beef like you or I could.
While some may consider it odd to eat the same food as a dog, it’s been done for hundreds of years. Just make sure that you supplement your dog’s food with the vitamin and minerals he needs. Check with your vet before putting making drastic changes to your dog’s diet. Bon (e) Appetit!