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Raw Beef Recipe | Adult Dogs

34 kcal/oz | Makes approx. 5 lbs of food
As fed: 17% protein, 5% fat, 2% ash, 74% moisture, 1% fibre
Dry Matter: 67% protein, 19% fat, 7% Ash, 2% fibre
Total Time2 hrs
Calories: 34kcal


  • 3 lbs raw beef steak (lean cut/cut away any extra fat)
  • 1/2 lb raw beef flank steak (fat left on)
  • 0.40 lbs raw beef liver
  • 3/4 lb raw strawberries
  • 1/2 lb raw zucchini
  • 50 g sunflower seeds raw, unsalted
  • 13 g eggshell powder bone meal may be used instead; see notes below
  • 6 g green lipped mussel powder
  • 3.75 oz sardines 1 tin; not drained
  • 2 oz canned tuna drained
  • 3 g dried basil
  • 3 g dried parsley


  • Measure out dry ingredients and grind sunflower seeds using a coffee grinder; combine evenly
    grind dry ingredients with coffee grinder
  • Mince/ or finely dice the strawberries & zucchini using food processor
    pureed fruit and vegetable for beef recipe adult dogs
  • Combine dry ingredients, strawberries, zucchini, canned tuna and sardines
    add sardines and tuna for beef recipe adult dogs
  • Weigh raw meet and cut into 1 inch cubes; place in freezer to partially freeze to prepare for grinding in a meat grinder (partially frozen meat goes through easier!)
    beef steak and liver ingredients for beef recipe adult dogs
  • Combine all ingredients, serve freeze and portion
    ground beef and other ingredients for beef recipe for adult dogs


This is one of the recipes I like to use in Isabella's rotation that does not require a multi-mineral and vitamin supplement. It is one of our favorite go-to recipes we both love it!  I have been using this in her rotation for over a year now and its worked out really great with balancing over time.  For us, this recipe lasts 11 days.  
I came across this recipe in one of the facebook groups that I belong too. It was posted by a lady by the name of Tammy Ackerman. Thank You, Tammy! The group is actually "The Dog Cancer Series".  Tammy is one of the Admins for this group. 
*Eggshell powder can be substituted with bone meal at a rate of 1.5 teaspoons of bone meal per 1 teaspoon of eggshell powder (as per Steve Brown, Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet) For this recipe if you substitute the eggshell powder use 19.5 g of bonemeal in place of the eggshell powder. Ensure you source your bone meal from a reliable vendor; do not use bonemeal that is used in the garden! There are two brands of bonemeal that I have used and would recommend they are NOW and KAL.
Dry ingredients for raw beef steak recipe for dogs

Dry ingredients for raw beef steak recipe for dogs

I prefer to grind my meat but it’s not necessary depending on your preference and what you think your dog will like.
grind beef steak and liver ingredients for beef recipe adult dogs

grind beef steak and liver ingredients for beef recipe adult dogs

It is however important to finely chop/mince the vegetable and fruit content so your dog can digest it easily and benefit from the nutrients. Dogs cannot digest cellulose so it is important to break down the outer wall of vegetable content so they can digest it.