K-9-Ingredient Meatballs

April 2009
K-9-Ingredient Meatballs

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What pup's going to turn down this beefy treat?My friend came up with these little meatball treats for Tony, his new puppy. They have protein, brown rice, a lot of nutritious vegetables and turmeric to aid digestion. Make sure they're completely cooled before serving them to your pup!-RachAlways check with your vet about which foods are appropriate for you to share with your pet.

Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Bake: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Grease a muffin pan or a baking sheet. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Fill each muffin tin with about 1/4 cup of the mixture, or form the mixture into 10 balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack.
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