THE FRIDGE AND THE HOUND: SWEET POTATO BARKBALLS
We're bringing you The Fridge and The Hound: Home Recipes for the Loved-Up Pup! Because why bother with those puppy dog eyes when you're sitting at dinner time when you could making these human grade meals for two!
Puppy people, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen with a deliciously dog-friendly recipe that will have your fur babies slobbering all over your screens. Just like their human friends, doggos love variety and meeting their nutritional needs doesn’t need to be boring. Along with your favourite WAG treats we believe in feeding your pups a healthy and balanced diet, so we’re featuring recipes using everyday ingredients that you might find in your own fridge and pantry. These home cooked meals can be shared by dog owners too, so next tea time set the table for two, you and your pup!
These mouthwatering Barkballs are the Meatball 2.0. We’ve upgraded and dogified the basic ball with tasty ingredients, adding plenty of good vegetables for energy and nutritional value. They’re all human grade - so we’ve tried them, they’re yum! If you want one of ours you’re barking up the wrong tree - go make your own!
- 500g minced Chicken or Turkey
- 1-2 large Sweet Potato
- 1 and a 1/2 cups cooked Brown Rice
- 1 egg
- Chopped fresh Parsley
- 1 cup thawed Peas
- 1 carrot
- 1 teaspoon of Natural Honey
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Peel and cut the sweet potato into thirds and add along with carrot to boiling water, reduce to medium heat until soft
- Remove carrot when half-boiled and dice in to small cubes
- Combine minced meat, brown rice, egg, peas, parsley and carrot in a large bowl
- Remove softened sweet potato from stove, drain and mash
- Add sweet potato to mixture to bowl and combine with all other ingredients
- Make your Barkballs by rolling a small amount of the mixture in your palms, size and shape can vary according to preference
- Place Barkballs on a tray lined with baking paper and place in oven
- Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes for doggys, it’s ok if they’re a little raw but hold their shape. If your pup is on an all raw diet you can choose to refrigerate instead of cooking through.
- We think you’ll love our Barkballs too so if you plan to share with your pooch keep them in the oven at least 10 minutes longer.
- Drizzle with a little of the natural honey, and woof it all up!