Diced carrotsA much healthier alternative to canned dog food, this recipe is loaded with iron from fresh protein and vitamins and can be stored in your fridge for most of the week (or frozen and heated up later).

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of beef stew meat
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup of carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup of green beans, diced
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Total: Makes approx. 4 cups (or 32 fluid ounces)

Nutritional Info (per 1 cup serving):

  • Calories: 301
  • Protein: 36.7 g
  • Fat: 8.4 g
  • Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Minerals & Vitamins: Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, Potassium

Directions

  1. Cook the sweet potato in a microwave for 5 to 8 minutes until firm but tender. Set aside.
  2. Slice the beef into small chunks, about the size of a nickel.
  3. Cook the beef stew pieces in a tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until well-done.
  4. Remove the beef chunks from the pan, reserving the drippings.
  5. Dice the sweet potato.
  6. Heat the drippings over medium-low heat. Slowly add flour and water into the drippings while whisking to create a thick gravy.
  7. Add the meat, sweet potato, carrots and green beans into the gravy and stir to coat.
  8. Cook until the carrots are tender — about 10 minutes.
  9. Let it cool and serve.
  10. Store remaining stew in the fridge for up to 5 days.