Today we’re sharing an easy beef stew-flavored dog treats recipe that’s absolutely perfect as a training treat! One thing I love about this recipe: with just four ingredients, it’s not only easy to make, but I know exactly what my dog is getting.
I’d like to say these are also relatively hypoallergenic dog treats, just because I know of dogs with beef allergies that tolerate bouillon quite well, but as with all our hypoallergenic treat recipes, it really depends on your dog’s individual allergies. Let’s check out this delicious (to your dogs, anyway!) Beef Stew flavored dog treats recipe!
Beef Stew Flavored Dog Treats Recipe: Great Training Treats for Dogs
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- 1 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 2 Beef Bouillon Cubes
- 1/2 Cup Crushed Dry Veggie Chips (health food store or specialty food section in your market, or make your own with a food dehydrator, see below for how to do it.)
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Dissolve the bouillon cubes into the water
- Crush the veggies chips
- Measure the flour into a small bowl
- Add the broth and dried veggies
- Mix well until a soft dough forms
- Add additional liquid if too dry, or flour if sticky
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, cut into shapes with cookie cutters
- Bake for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet
Related: Hypoallergenic Dog Training Treats
You’ll notice that the dough is a lot like the consistency of pizza dough, which can be a little hard to work with at times. If you find that you can’t quite get it to cut into those perfect shapes with a cookie cutter, just grab some pieces, roll them out, and twist them into little ring shapes. Trust me, your dog doesn’t mind if it’s not in the perfect paw-print shape!
How to Make Homemade Veggie Chips in a Food Dehydrator
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make dry veggie chips using a food dehydrator:
- Assorted vegetables (such as carrots, zucchini, sweet potatoes, kale, etc.)
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- Salt or other seasonings (optional)
- Food dehydrator
- Mandoline slicer or sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Mixing bowl
- Paper towels or clean kitchen towel
Step 1: Prep the vegetables Wash the vegetables thoroughly and pat them dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Trim off any stems or leaves. If necessary, peel the vegetables (e.g., carrots) or remove the skin (e.g., sweet potatoes). You can leave the skin on for vegetables like zucchini or kale.
Step 2: Slice the vegetables Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife, slice the vegetables into thin, even slices. Aim for slices that are around 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Thicker slices may take longer to dehydrate.
Step 3: Toss with oil and seasonings Place the sliced vegetables in a mixing bowl and drizzle them with a small amount of olive oil or spray them lightly with cooking spray. Toss the vegetables gently to coat them evenly with oil. If desired, sprinkle with salt or other seasonings of your choice, such as garlic powder, paprika, or herbs.
Step 4: Arrange on dehydrator trays Arrange the seasoned vegetable slices in a single layer on the dehydrator trays. Make sure they are not overlapping to ensure even drying. If your dehydrator has different temperature settings, refer to the instruction manual for the recommended temperature and adjust accordingly.
Step 5: Dehydrate the vegetables Place the loaded trays into the food dehydrator and turn it on. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended drying time and temperature for vegetables. Typically, vegetable chips take around 6 to 12 hours to dehydrate fully. Rotate the trays occasionally for more even drying.
Step 6: Check for doneness After several hours, check the vegetables for doneness. They should be crisp and brittle when fully dehydrated. Thicker slices may take longer to dry, so remove any chips that are ready and continue dehydrating the rest until they reach the desired texture.
Step 7: Cool and store Once the vegetable chips are fully dehydrated, turn off the dehydrator and allow the chips to cool completely. This will help them become even crispier. Once cooled, transfer the chips to an airtight container or resealable bags for storage. Properly dried chips can last for several weeks when stored in a cool, dry place.
That’s it! You now have homemade dry veggie chips ready to use in your dog treats or as a healthy snack for yourself!
Store your training treats in an airtight container, then dole them out as rewards for good behavior. If you’re looking specifically for hypoallergenic dog treats, check out our Coconut Peanut Butter Bones or our Easy Homemade Hypoallergenic Dog Treats!
Have you ever made training treats for your dogs before? Do you think he’ll like our beef stew flavored dog treats recipe? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!