Beefy Dog Treats Recipe
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Beefy Dog Treats Recipe

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These healthy, meat-flavored biscuits make perfect “pet” gifts. Don’t forget to leave a few for Santa’s reindeer, too!—Lori Kimble, Mascoutah, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) vegetable beef dinner baby food
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 66 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In another small bowl, dissolve bouillon in boiling water. In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, milk powder, wheat flour, rice and gelatin. Stir in the baby food, egg, oil, yeast mixture and bouillon mixture until combined; knead until mixture forms a ball.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. bone-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 325° for 18-25 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Let stand for 24 hours or until hardened. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Beefy Dog Treats in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p66

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pjbofvt User ID: 3724761 167180
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I couldn't find beef and veggie baby food so I went with chicken and veggie and switched the bouillon to chicken. I gave it a 4 star as the mixture was to dry and I felt that it was missing some more water. Dog seem to love it so I might try it again now that I know to add water yet I have found other receipts that seem easier"

1208 User ID: 497623 208362
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"I make these for my dogs all the time! They are very sensitive and scratch all the time from other treats. They love these and don't scratch at all! Sometimes I add peanut butter."

gusgus1 User ID: 1666649 93281
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"I have been making these treats since Dec. 2007 and all 8 Pups, in the family love these! (even the picky eaters). I recently moved and haven't been able to locate this issue, so thank you TOH for keeping this recipe in your file!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2350474 146436
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"We have 11 dogs and I made these dog treats for them for Christmas and they loved them. I have given some to my friends' dogs along with the recipe and I am sure that my friends will be making them also."

cody1234 User ID: 2183224 208361
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"My Schnauzers love these treats! Have made these twice and will definitely make again. Even my sister's picky Lab ate them."

AlaskaChic1981 User ID: 987616 146435
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2008

"My Louie dog can be picky. He LOVES these treats. I am recommending this recipe to all my friends."

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