Recipe by Sandi (From CA)
I combined a couple of favorite recipes to come up with this ground beef-based treat and my cats loved them. Sweet Pea skipped the cut up pieces and went straight for the balls. I managed to photograph her attacking them, then redirected her to the more appropriate-sized portion for delicate little girl kitties. ;)
Top Review by Queen Dana
I used chicken instead of beef thinking that my 3 furry brats would like chicken more than beef. At first they didn't know what to think of these treats but eventually they came around and ate them and trust me they wouldn't have eaten them if they didn't like them, even if they hadn't eaten in days... they are very picky eaters. Because I used chicken instead of beef the mixture was a little drier and harder to form into balls but I stuck with it and because of the drier mixture they got a little crispy in the oven which I think my cats liked since it is more like the cat food they are use to. I tried a bite and it tastes like cat food... ahem or at least what I imagine cat food to taste like. Thanks for the recipe.
- 1⁄2 cup dry milk or 1⁄2 cup powdered milk
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1⁄4 lb lean ground beef
- Mix dry ingredients together, then stir in honey and ground beef until well combined.
- Form 3/4-inch to 1-inch balls and bake on greased cookie sheet or silicon sheet at 350F for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. They might cook fast, so check frequently.
- Cool completely and serve. Break up large pieces for tiny cat mouths.