Beefy Veggie Meatballs for Dogs

With all the recent horror stories about manufactured dog food and treats, I’ve been making more and more of the food I give my dogs.

You’d be surprised how easy it is, and the best part is that I know exactly what they’re eating. There’s no wondering if the meat is contaminated or if deadly chemicals found their way into the food at the factory. I have peace of mind knowing my dogs are eating healthy, fresh food, and it doesn’t cost a lot of money.

One of my dogs’ favorite homemade dinners is beefy veggie meatballs. They’re easy to quick and easy to make, and they won’t break the bank. Check this out!

Beefy Veggie Meatballs for Dogs
  1. 1 pound lean ground beef
  2. 1 cup cooked brown rice
  3. 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  4. 1 carrot, shredded or finely chopped
  5. 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  7. 2 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin tin with Pam or brush lightly with cooking oil.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well.
  4. Form mixture into 12 balls and place one in each muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Cool before serving and store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge.
The Lazy Pit Bull
I serve 2 meatballs to Nike, my 70 pound Pit Bull mix, and one meatball to Sadie, my 20 pound Dachshund. They love the meatballs, and they’re always underfoot when I’m making them. They can’t wait until the meatballs are ready to eat!
Do you have a meatball recipe? I’d love for you to share it with me! Be sure to try these, and let me know what your dogs think of them. I’m willing to bet they’ll love them, and you’ll like knowing what you’re feeding your pets.

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Christina Berry

Christina is a wife, mom, Virtual Assistant and Social Media Strategist, Pet Lifestyle Blogger, movie lover, recovering Diet Dr. Pepper addict, and planner junkie. She loves helping bloggers and handmade shop owners create successful businesses, and enjoys advocating for pets by volunteering with her local humane society and a Pit Bull rescue. Learn more about Christina and the mission of The Lazy Pit Bull here.

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  1. Floyd says

    I gotta confess…the first batch I made smelled sooo good coming out of the oven that I had to try a bite. I ate three of them before I could stop! I love them and so does my little Rocky.
    He gets a meatball, about two-thirds the size of a hard ball, in the morning and one in the evening.

    Instead of the muffin pan, I cook them on a wire grate. Much of the grease drips into a pan below them. Even though I get the leanest meat possible, I am amazed at how much of it will still drip out.

    I have also put a little cabbage in it from time to time. I’ve been reading about the health benifits of cabbage and even the doggie nutrition sites say it is equally as good for them as it is for me.

    P.S. I am a 70 year old retired single man and I really get a kick out of telling everyone that I have had to start eating dog food. I “have” to because I like it!

    • Christina Berry says

      Thanks for sharing, Floyd! I love the idea of you telling your friends that you’re eating dog food! Bet it freaks them out a little bit! ;)

      I will have to try the cabbage… although I’m wondering if it will agree with Nike’s belly. She’s stinky enough as it is, without me adding cabbage to her diet! :)

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