Barky Burgers

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PamLuvs2Cook

After the wet dog food scare recently I have started cooking for my big lab. I got this recipe from Food Network. This recipe reflects my changes. The original was on one of Bobby Flay's shows. I mix these in with my dogs dry food (Innova Large Breed) and he gobbles it up (he gets 2-4 patties a day; 1-2 at each meal). :)I hope your furry friend loves it as much as mine.

Top Review by breezermom

Barkfully successful! My babies loved these....I cut the recipe in half and made mini-burgers since I have mini dogs! They were absolutely thrilled....see the pic! These are easy to make, and a delightful addition to my dog's diet! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for PAC Spring 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked (you can use long-grain as well)
  • 1 cup oatmeal (I use cooked oatmeal but dry oats work too)
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed (optional)
  • 1 cup cooked mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, green beans, lima beans, zucchini, etc.)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground turkey or 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 -3 eggs (keep the shells, pulverize them with a mortar and pestle, if you have one or just crush them up)


  1. Cook rice in chicken stock or water, covered over a low flame until done, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Process blanched/cooked veggies in food processor until the bits are about the same size as the rice. This will help your pet absorb the nutrients. Mix with 2 eggs. Fold into rice mixture. Add ground meat and form into balls. If balls aren't holding together well, add the third egg and mix again.
  3. Form into round patties and grill, bake or broil until done. I use a large size scoop to make the patties equal size so they cook evenly.
  4. I refrigerate enough for 3 days worth of meals and then I pack away the rest in the freezer in one day servings and pull out what I'll need the night before to thaw.
  5. This can also be cooked in a loaf pan, sort of a meatloaf for your pup at 350º for 50-55 minutes or until an internal meat thermometer reaches 160º.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a