Updated March 6, 2021
These homemade meatballs make a great dog treat. Seriously, they're so simple to make and so healthy. That's not to mention dogs love these mini meatballs. Just toss one to your pup and his tail will wag like crazy!
Dogs love meatballs (well, who doesn’t?), and this recipe is incredibly easy to make.
As with any meatball recipe, the key is to make sure that all of your ingredients are thoroughly mixed so that your meatballs are well-balanced in terms of taste and texture. You don’t want to ruin the experience by having a chunk of parsley in your meatball.
For this recipe, the parsley makes the meatballs a breath freshener for dogs, while the almond flour provides a gluten-free and grain-free option for those pups with sensitive tummies. And don’t worry, the yogurt is barely noticeable in the final meatball.
How to Make Mini Meatballs for Dogs
Homemade Meatballs for Dogs! Today we're making homemade puppy mini meatballs. Everyone loves a good homemade meatball, even the dogs!
These easy Mini Meatballs will make your dogs happy as can be!
- Ground Beef
- Eggs or unsweetened applesauce
- Chopped Parsley
- Almond Flour
Ground Beef - I like to use ground beef when making meatballs, but you can easily use ground turkey or chicken.
Almond Flour - This gluten-free and grain-free flour used as a binder in this recipe. It's perfect for puppies who suffer with intolerances.
Eggs - Eggs bind the meatballs together and make rolling easier. Eggs are excellent for making your dog's coat shiny.
Low Fat Yogurt - Yogurt is easily digestible for dogs.
Chopped Parsley - Parsley is healthy for dogs and helps to freshen your dog's breath.
You can also add additional herbs to your meatballs. Here's a complete list of healthy herbs that are good for dogs.
- Mixing Bowl
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment paper or Silpat Mat
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
Mix ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
Chop parsley or add dried parsley.
Add all remaining ingredients, mixing well.
Form into mini meatballs and place onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
Freeze for later.
Can I Fry The Meatballs Instead Of Baking?
Absolutely! You can fry your meatballs instead of placing them in the oven.
Once you've formed your meatballs, place them into a pan and fry your meatballs until done. Carefully watch your meatballs to avoid overcooking.
Can I Use These Meatballs As Pill Pockets?
Just use a sharp tool and puncture a hole in the meatball and stick your medicine into the mini meatball. Viola! You've got a fantastic pill pocket any dog will love!
What Other Meat Can I Use?
The best thing about his recipe is that you can easily mix a variety of meats into these recipes.
Ground beef stew
Ground Tuna or Salmon
FREE Printable Homemade Meatballs Recipe
- 1 lb ( 500 g ) ground beef
- 1 egg, slightly beaten or ¼ cup ( 62.5g ) applesauce, unsweetened
- 2 oz ( 61.3 g ) Low fat yogurt
- ½ ( 48 g ) cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon ( 1.62g )chopped parsley, fresh or dried
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
- Mix ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
- Chop parsley or add dried parsley.
- Add all remaining ingredients, mixing well.
- Form into meatballs and place onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
- Cool and push in supplements if desired.
- Use as a training treat or mix with your dogs food.
- Freeze for later.
Can easily use a variety of meats such as ground chicken, ground beef stew, lamb, or duck.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54771Total Fat: 1151gSaturated Fat: 408gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 674gCholesterol: 24373mgSodium: 23928mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 11147g
Please come back and let me know how your pup liked these meatballs.