Cheeseburger Dog Treat Recipe

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Raise your hand if your dog looks longing up at you as you eat a hamburger or cheeseburger. Just as I expected… that’s just about everyone! I’ve come up with a recipe where you can give your dog his very own cheeseburger while you om nom nom on yours, and there’s absolutely no guilt included! This Cheeseburger Dog Treat Recipe has everything your cheeseburger has – ground beef, cheese and veggies. The best part is the bun is built into this burger!

Makes about 30 large cookies


3 cups whole wheat flour

3 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 lb. lean ground beef, cooked and minced

1 carrot, grated

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon wheat germ

2 eggs

1/2 cup beef broth


  1. Preheat to 350 degrees
  2. In a large frying pan, brown ground beef and set aside.
  3.  In a large bowl combine flour, cheese, cooked beef, carrot, wheat germ and garlic powder.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the eggs using a whisk or hand-held electric mixer until foamy. Slowly add in broth to egg mixture.
  5. Combine wet and dry mixture together in the large bowl. Stir or kneed until a soft dough forms.
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured flat surface, and using a rolling pin, roll out to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out treats using a round cookie cutter and place treats on a non-stick or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes and turn off the oven.
  8. Leave cookies in the oven (which has been turned off for 8-16 hours. Treats should be hard.

You can use whatever shape you’d like, but I went round so it looked like a hamburger patty. And because these treats include ground beef and cheese, please keep them in the fridge or freezer until you plan on giving them to your dog or you’re going to be keeping them for a while.