Fifi's Fabulous Mexican Meals for Mutts (or purebreds)

Total Time
1hr
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

Hello again, 'Zaar doggies - it's me, Fido. Do you remember that I told you how I was using my "Fido's Favourite Food" (recipe ID # 24812) as bait to try and get a date with a cute little poodle that lives down the street? Well, it worked! She (Fifi is her name) is a very good cook herself, as it turns out. The other day she brought me some of these burritos and, let me tell you, they beat the living daylights out of that Kibbles 'n Bits stuff that my humans are forever dumping in my dish. So, of course, I just had to ask her for the recipe. She did make a point of saying that she feels that it's very important to use ingredients (or ingredient combinations) that your humans don't care for - this prevents them from eating YOUR burritos! Prep time includes back yard potty break time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 34 lb liver, cooked and chopped or cut into strips ("or" other meat that the humans don’t like, Vegetarian pooches can substitute "meatless" meat, "or")
  • 1 (8 ounce) jarmild taco sauce (take a quick taste of the stuff in the fridge- if it sends you running to your water dish, forget it)
  • 2 -4 cloves garlic, minced (ah, who’s counting, anyway)
  • 3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 2 cups canned sweet potatoes or 2 cups chopped rutabagas, cooked and mashed
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 -4 bouillon cubes, crushed ("or" equivalent powdered bouillon)
  • 8 -12 large flour tortillas
  • 6 tablespoons your human's favourite Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 6 tablespoons your favourite vegetables, chopped (can be raw "or" cooked)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Directions

  1. Fetch a large skillet and heat the oil in it over medium heat until hot.
  2. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Paw in the peanut butter, sweet potatoes or rutabaga, and beans; mash slightly (you can mash them with the tip of your nose, if it’s flat and clean).
  4. Add cumin, cinnamon and chili powder, beef bouillon; mix well.
  5. Reduce heat to low; add beef and taco sauce, cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally (don’t stir with your paws – they might get burned and you’d have to make an unplanned trip to the vet!) Meanwhile, heat the tortillas according to package directions.
  6. To serve, spoon and spread a pawful of the mixture across centre third of each tortilla with a strip or a few chunks of meat in the center.
  7. Top each with 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 teaspoon cilantro, and 1 tablespoon cheese (spread to cover mixture) – I spotted a couple of overripe bananas in the humans’ fruit bowl, so I sliced them up and put them on top of the cheese – woof!
  8. Fold sides of each tortilla 1 inch over filling.
  9. Fold bottom 1/3 of tortilla over filling; roll again to enclose filling.
  10. Eat one to ensure that they are fit for canine consumption and place the others individually in small airtight freezer baggies – they freeze very well and will last about 3 months in the freezer – reheat the frozen ones in a 275°F to 300°F oven until they are thawed and gently heated through.
Most Helpful

5 5

My name is Poppins and I am a female Brittany. I finally convinced my humanoid to post a response from me. This is delish. In fact, I enjoyed it so much it makes me want to go out and hunt down that little runt from the Taco Bell commercials and slap him up one side of his head and then the other.

As an animal nutritionist I would not recommend giving this recipe to your dogs. Salsa has a lot of onions and onions are posionous to dogs, the beans can cause issues with their bowels and cause gastric distress, not to mention the spices in chili powder and the massive amounts of salt in bouillon. Kudos for wanting to cook for your pet but please look for healthier recipes.