May 7, 2011

Shepard’s Pie a twist on the British Version

Shepard’s Pie a twist on the British Version
Pre heat oven to 350°
This dish will keep for 4 days in fridge or up to 30 days in freezer
Serves 6 Medium size dogs

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground dark meat chicken ground up like beef
2 eggs, hard boiled- Chopped
4 cups cooked Brown rice
2 precooked sweat potatoes, cubed (this will act as our mashed potatoes)
2 teaspoons Olive oil
1 tablespoon bone meal or 9.000 milligrams calcium or 5 teaspoons eggshell powder**
1 pet vitamin, crushed (Optional)
½ cup chopped baby carrots (they are sweat and many dogs love them)
½ cup baby peas (frozen is fine do not defrost first)
1 ½ cups brown gravy ( you can use a low salt broth which you bring to a simmer and Wisk a very small amount of Wondra ® flour into just to thicken if you want to but it is not necessary)

 In a Dutch oven or a deep fry pan that will go from stove top to oven to then bake, Brown chicken first in a Dutch oven then add your beef till a golden brown color let it with the natural juices become a caramelized this will add flavor.  Stir in all your other ingredients, except your cubed sweat potatoes they will be you’re topping before baking. Next it is time to add your gravy slowly in a separate small sauce pan over medium heat bring your broth to a simmer , once it has come to a simmer now it is time to slowly Wisk your Wondra®  flour into the liquid till the gravy becomes thicker not too thick just enough to hold everything together.
Once ready add this to your meat, rice and vegetable mixture- Mix well!
Smooth everything out and now add your precooked sweat potatoes evenly over the whole top of your dish. Bake for 45 minutes or till your potatoes are golden brown.
COOL WELL and Serve.

Note: Save your eggshells by washing them out immediately after using the eggs. Store in a baggie in the fridge or freezer when you have a dozen or so, bake the shells for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Place them in a blender and grind to the consistency of fine powder.

How much do I feed?

5 pound dog   = 1/2 cup
10 pound dog = 1 cup
20 pound dog = 1 1/2 cups
40 pound dog = 3 cups
60 pound dog = 4 cups
80 pound dog = 4 1/2 cups

If you decide to switch your pet to a homemade cooked or raw diet, you may wish to consult a holistic veterinarian who is familiar with such diets and who can guide you in devising the right menu for your pet.

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