Dehydrated Ground Beef Treats for Dogs

Dehydrated Ground Beef Treats for Dogs
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We discovered dehydrated ground beef treats for dogs in the dog treat section of our local garden and feed store. Magnus loved them! However, they were a bit pricey, so I was on a mission to create these treats myself. After some research, trial, and error, I have the perfect method that is super basic and simple.

You can adjust the size of these treats to suit your dog’s size for the perfect snack. These beef treats can also be broken apart and used as the ideal dog training treat.

The process for making these dehydrated dog treats is very simple. Follow along, and I will show you how to make your own dehydrated beef dog treats.

One Ingredient for Dehydrated Ground Beef Treats for Dogs

Lean ground beef – it’s important to use lean meat. If the meat is fatty, grease will puddle around the patties and create a mess. It will also take longer to remove that moisture and dehydrate.

Equipment Needed

Food Dehydrator: I use this dehydrator which has worked very well for me.

Parchment Paper: I use this Parchment Paper Dispenser. It’s sturdy and refillable which I love. The rolls are about 42 sq. ft. which is nice as it last longer than most parchment paper containers that you buy in the store.

How to Make Dehydrated Dog Treats

Using a Hamburg patty press or with clean hands, shape and flatten ground beef into 1/4-1/2 inch thick patties.

One pound of ground beef will yield about 4-5 patties that are 4-inch rounds. You can also make small snack-size rounds. The yield will be higher, and the drying time may decrease by 1-2 hours, depending on the dehydrator.

Line your drying racks with parchment paper or a non-stick mat for dehydrators.

Place the formed rounds on the prepared racks and place in your dehydrator.

Raw hamburg patties on parchment paper lined racks in a dehydrator.

Set the dehydrator to 160℉-165℉ and dehydrate your dog treats for 8-10 hours. Check every few hours to ensure meat is drying. The patties are done once they are dry and can be cracked apart. Cool completely.

Storage

Once these dehydrated beef dog treats are completely cool, store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for 2-4 weeks. Ensuring they are completely cool is important to prevent moisture from forming once stored.

Or you can store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

No Artificial Ingredients

I love to make our own treats for our Danes. Not only is it cost-effective, but you control what goes into them. Just as processed food is not good for humans, it’s equally not good for dogs. By dehydrating your own treats, you can ensure there are no preservatives or fillers, and you can control the quality of meat used to make your beef dog treat.

If you enjoy dehydrating, you may also like to try our Dehydrated Sweet Potato Treats or Homemade Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs.

This Dehydrated dog treat recipe is so easy. I hope your furry friend enjoys them as much as Magnus does!

Merle colored Great Dane eating dehydrated Hamburg treat.

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Dehydrated Ground Beef Treats for Dogs

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Course: Dog Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dog treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Servings: 12
Calories: 104kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Ground beef, lean

Instructions

  • Using a Hamburg patty press or with clean hands, shape and flatten ground beef into 1/4-1/2 inch thick patties.
  • One pound of ground beef will yield about 4-5 patties that are 4 inch rounds. You can make small snack size rounds. The yield will be more and the drying time may decrease by 1-2 hours depending on the dehydrator.
  • Line your drying racks with parchment paper or a non-stick mat for dehydrators.
  • Place the formed rounds on the prepared racks and place in your dehydrator.
  • Set machine to 160℉-165℉ and dehydrate your dog treats for 8-10 hours. Checking every few hours. The patties are done once they are dry and can be cracked apart.
  • Cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 104kcal | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 262mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg

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