Friday, March 23, 2012

Beef Liver roll overs!

I named this recipe Beef Liver "roll overs" because the aroma of this recipe made the dogs doing "roll overs" while I was still cutting the cooked liver into little squares!
I have made chicken liver treats in the past but was starting to think that Bella is allergic to chicken and even though she was not getting sick on the chicken liver treats I thought it would be best to make it with beef liver!  I always loved when my mom would make beef liver and onions with a splash of red wine vinegar on Friday nights!  Yummo!
So I went to the grocery store to find beef liver; they were sold out of calf liver.  Next time I make this recipe I will find ORGANIC Calf liver.  The reason:  the liver is the filter of the body and a calf lives less longer than a full grown cow so their will be less toxins in a calf liver and buying organic makes it even have less toxins.  I am not a big proponent of Organic simply because I can not justify the cost of organic foods however when it comes to liver I think it would be best to buy organic liver!

So here is the recipe:

1 pound of beef liver (calf liver preferred and organic if you can find)
2 cloves of garlic
1 Tablespoon of parsley
1 head of broccoli (cooked in microwave)
1 cup of uncooked oatmeal (not quick oats)
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons of ground flax seed
1 1/2 Tablespoons of EVOO

Take out your food processor (I swear my food processor is my number one favorite kitchen appliance)!  Cut the liver into sections to make it easier to process and process it with the two garlic cloves.

 Add the broccoli and parsley to the liver and mix well.   Then add the rest of the ingredients (minus the EVOO).
Pour the EVOO on the bottom of a cookie sheet that has sides and pour the mixture onto the cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until desired texture.  I like mine firm so it can cut into nice squares without crumbling.
Let it cool and cut into desired squares and store some in frig and freeze the rest.

Remember a dog should have only 5% of his daily diet from liver.  You do not want to over feed a dog liver or foods with a high fat content  or they can get pancreatitis.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paula, this is Bonnie Richards posting as Bunni, my Google handle. Just letting you know.

    Having already been through the pancreatitis scare I am very careful of the fat content my pups get.

    I'll pick up liver and broccoli when I shop this week and then will make this. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a hit with these two little ruffians. Thank you! :o)