Beef Heart/Liver Treats?? What do I DO with This Stuff

Postby ArtGypsy » November 25th, 2009, 11:10 pm

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Since I dont' feed a RAW diet, but a mix of 'homemade' ) chicken/rice/egg......
and Innova Adult, w/ Cottage Cheese...

I don't know what to do with this huge bag of donated Beef Heart and Beef Liver....

Any Ideas?????????????
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Postby HappyChick » November 25th, 2009, 11:15 pm

To Make Liver Squares
Boil liver for ten to fifteen minutes and drain. Cook at low heat on either side for ten minutes in the oven. Let cool and cut into squares or cubes. :|

I found this recipe, but haven't tried it yet.
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Postby ArtGypsy » November 25th, 2009, 11:22 pm

:puke:
UGH.
I bet the SMELL ALONE is enough to make me hurl...........

Thanks, Angie!! :D
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Postby TheRedQueen » November 25th, 2009, 11:40 pm

Beef heart is like steak, really muscle-y...so it works well to just boil or nuke it and slice it into training size pieces. I often boil it with some garlic cloves for some extra flavor. (for the dogs...I won't eat that nasty shit) It freezes well after being cooked...and I'll pull it out frozen and it'll defrost as I train.

Liver...I've got lots of recipes for liver. It's mushier, so it's best (I found) to mix it with a binding agent and a starch of some sort...(thus the popularity of "Liver Brownies" as bait). I've boiled, dehydrated, baked, nuked it...and plain, it makes a mushy dog treat...I always use it in a recipe now. (see my favorites below)

Liver Bits (a nice variation on the traditional liver bait recipes)

1 lb. chicken liver
1 box graham crackers
3 Tbsp. molasses
Dash of cinnamon (optional)

Process ingredients in food processor. Pour into microwave safe container, approximately 8" square or round. Microwave on high until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (about 7 minutes) When cooked, turn out of pan immediately, allow the bottom to dry since it will be damp from condensation, and cut into squares while still warm.

Spread bits on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake at 200° for 1.5 hours.

Freeze or refrigerate.

Sawyer's Liver Bites:
(wheat free)

3 c. cooked oats
1 1/2 c. cooked liver (pureed)
1/2 c. beef fat
3 large eggs
1 tbsp. molasses
Dash of cinnamon or garlic powder (optional)

350 degree oven
Mix all ingredients until well blended. Spread onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 min. or until center is done. Then cool, score and serve or freeze.


ALL Liver recipes:
http://www.dragonbear.com/rec-livs.html

I have to open the windows...because I find the smell extremely foul...but they do love their liver/heart treats!
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Postby ArtGypsy » November 25th, 2009, 11:59 pm

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

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Postby TheRedQueen » November 26th, 2009, 12:06 am

ArtGypsy wrote:PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

:dance: :wave2:


Score says he wants to taste test...you know, to make sure you get the recipes correct...;)
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Postby Malli » November 26th, 2009, 3:54 am

the dogs at work eat dried beefheart (plain, I assume), and LOOOOVE it, so you could dehydrate it or whatever.

Now beefheart, if you can get it small enough (its rich!) would be a WICKED training treat. I can't speak for the liver but I assume...
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Postby TheRedQueen » November 26th, 2009, 9:06 am

Malli wrote:the dogs at work eat dried beefheart (plain, I assume), and LOOOOVE it, so you could dehydrate it or whatever.

Now beefheart, if you can get it small enough (its rich!) would be a WICKED training treat. I can't speak for the liver but I assume...


If the smell is making you :puke: , then dehydrating will just prolong that feeling...lol. It smells up the house much longer!
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Postby Malli » November 26th, 2009, 2:10 pm

yeah luckily I don't have anything to do with making it!
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Postby Vertigo » November 28th, 2009, 4:58 pm

Throw in to yard ...introduce dog ...he'll figure it out.
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Postby ArtGypsy » November 28th, 2009, 8:29 pm

Vertigo wrote:Throw in to yard ...introduce dog ...he'll figure it out.


hmmmmmmmm.
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Postby Marinepits » November 28th, 2009, 10:27 pm

:lol3: I gotta say, I thought of that, too. Or donating the stuff to the local zoo because it does STINK when cooked up! :shock: :wink:
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Postby Vertigo » November 30th, 2009, 7:51 pm

How'd that whole thing go?
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Postby ArtGypsy » November 30th, 2009, 9:23 pm

Vertigo wrote:How'd that whole thing go?



Well......**Ahem**........after hearing what a ""delicious aroma" it will bring to the indoors, I'm thinking that Liver can stay in the Freezer TIL SPRING........ :puke:

The Heart? It's in there still too. I'm not sure WHEN any day is a 'good day' to boil-up-a-hunka-Heart... :rolleyes2:
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Postby Vertigo » December 1st, 2009, 3:51 am

ArtGypsy wrote:
Vertigo wrote:How'd that whole thing go?



Well......**Ahem**........after hearing what a ""delicious aroma" it will bring to the indoors, I'm thinking that Liver can stay in the Freezer TIL SPRING........ :puke:

The Heart? It's in there still too. I'm not sure WHEN any day is a 'good day' to boil-up-a-hunka-Heart... :rolleyes2:


Don't boil it chop it up and toss it outside and let the dogs be dogs. My grandma used to boil that stuff for our dogs back in the day. The smell wasn't bad at all but I know the dogs liked it more in its raw form.
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 1st, 2009, 9:59 am

ArtGypsy wrote:
Vertigo wrote:How'd that whole thing go?



Well......**Ahem**........after hearing what a ""delicious aroma" it will bring to the indoors, I'm thinking that Liver can stay in the Freezer TIL SPRING........ :puke:

The Heart? It's in there still too. I'm not sure WHEN any day is a 'good day' to boil-up-a-hunka-Heart... :rolleyes2:


WIMP!

Any trainer worth her salt can boil up some nasty meat to train her dog with... :neener:
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Postby ArtGypsy » December 1st, 2009, 10:11 am

HA!
GOTCHA'!
I-NEVER-CLAIMED-TO-BE-A-TRAINER, Now did I Miss Smarty pants????
THAT'S why YOU'RE supposed to come out here and HELP ME.

The liver was for a DELICIOUS treat..........my family complains ENOUGH about the accompanying smells associated from this dog. I'm not sure I can BAKE BEEF LIVER in the closed up house AND still have a home to live in, lol....

Truthfully, I'm still just too busy. AND I don't have an OVEN, remember??

but yeah, I'll probably thaw the beef heart this week........... :rolleyes2:
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 1st, 2009, 10:20 am

ArtGypsy wrote:HA!
GOTCHA'!
I-NEVER-CLAIMED-TO-BE-A-TRAINER, Now did I Miss Smarty pants????
THAT'S why YOU'RE supposed to come out here and HELP ME.

The liver was for a DELICIOUS treat..........my family complains ENOUGH about the accompanying smells associated from this dog. I'm not sure I can BAKE BEEF LIVER in the closed up house AND still have a home to live in, lol....

Truthfully, I'm still just too busy. AND I don't have an OVEN, remember??

but yeah, I'll probably thaw the beef heart this week........... :rolleyes2:


Don't you have a stove...or a microwave? I nuke my meat all of the time (drumroll please)...and don't worry the smell won't linger. :wink:
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