Canine Stuffed Winter Cabbage
If your pet has never tried Stuffed Cabbage they have been missing out. Your pet will not be able to get enough of this healthy weight balancing Winter meal.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Yield: 28 to 30 daily servings (for average 40 pound dog)
Serving Size: 1/2 cabbage rolls per day
4 Tablespoons salmon oil
1 cup chopped parsley
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded winter squash
1 medium head (about 2 pounds) green or red cabbage
2 pound ground beef
1/2 cup cooked wild rice
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 diced medium size tomato
1.5 inches of grated ginger
1/2 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon turmeric
cottage cream, for serving (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13- by 9-inch pan with cooking spray or oil.
In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the squash and carrots then cook until softened, about 3 minutes. (0r steam) Set aside to cool.
Bring a medium size pot of water to boil and made the wild rice. Slightly over cook.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Using a small, sharp knife, cut in a circle all around the stem of the cabbage and remove the core. Place the cabbage in the boiling water.
After about 2 minutes an outside leaf will come loose--pull it off and out of the water using tongs.
After another minute the next leaf will come loose. Remove and repeat until you have 10 leaves. Pat the leaves dry with paper towels. Cut out the thick part of the rib from the bottom of each leaf, but don't cut more than a third of the way into the leaf.
In a mixing bowl, combine the beef, wild and the other ingredients. With the stem side of the cabbage leaf facing you, place a scant 1/3 cup of the beef mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf. Fold the bottom edge over the mixture and then fold the sides over and roll into a tidy packet.
Optional: Serve the cabbage rolls with a big dollop of cottage cheese.
* The amount of each ingredient and if others are more appropriate will be dependent of the indivdual nutritional needs of the pet you are feeding. If you would like help in creating a custom individual diet plan with recipes contact us: