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I promised I would slowly post the recipes for each component of our dog’s home-cooked diet.

These always change. They really depend on what Saachi can digest.

Lets start.


Why Ground Beef?

When we buy ground beef as 80% meat, 20% fat there is very little water loss along with the fat. We get very close to the 1lb slab of meat the we originally bought. Maybe it becomes more along the lines of 80% of the original purchase.

Of course, in this metropolitan area the price of beef is really really high. Not at Trader Joe’s! We consistently find 80/20 meat for 2.69/pound. 

We used to find pork for 1.69 or 1.99/pound. However, not only was it difficult to find it boneless for the price but there was so much fat and water loss we actually lost about 50-60% of the product. Definitely not worth the price.

Beef liver and chicken liver used to be our go tos because we ALWAYS found them for 1.99/pound. Beef liver has gone way up in price to 2.99 or more. Saachi has developed an allergy to any chicken-based products.

And the main reason to go with ground beef (for me at least), no cutting or chopping or heavy use of my shoulders, wrists and elbows! 😀

After I was diagnosed before we switched to ground beef I had to stop cooking the meat specifically because I could not manage cutting through it.

Ground beef I can break apart very easily. No stress, no strain! That is definitely worth the price!


Recipe (10 pounds)

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinammon (anti-inflammatory)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (increase nutrient absorption)
  • 1 tablespoon tumeric (anti-inflammatory, anti-tick)
  • 2 bay leaves (anti-tick, anti-flea)
  • 10 pounds ground beef, broken apart
  • 1 large take-out plastic container of water


In a large pot, add the water and spices. Make sure the cinnamon, black pepper and tumeric are completely mixed in the water.

Turn on stove to high heat.

Add the ground beef , stir until evenly coated with spices.

Bring water to a boil.

Cover pot loosely and lower temperature to low or medium-low.

Set timer to 45 minutes. Stir occasionally to evenly coat meat.

**You may need to add time accordingly.**


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.