Turkey jerky dog treat recipe This recipe is healthy, easy, and super simple. You can make it in a slow cooker.
I use my slow cooker all the time to make healthy recipes and this one is one of my favorites since it’s so easy and you don’t need to get out of your seat.
It’s a great recipe to make with your children. I like this jerky dog treats recipe because it’s a healthy alternative to store-bought jerky and you know exactly what goes into it.
Of course, if you have any concerns or would like more information, be sure to contact your veterinarian.
Turkey jerky dog treat recipe
It is a great recipe for dog owners who are interested in healthy snacks and treats. Turkey jerky treats are a great source of protein and other nourishing ingredients, which will make your pets happy.
The recipe is simple, easy, and very fast to prepare. You just need a raw turkey, vegetable oil, and various seasonings that you can easily find in your kitchen, if you do not have all of them at home, no problem buying what you lack for this recipe.
How can prepare Turkey jerky dog treat recipe
- 1.5 lbs of raw turkey (2 large breasts)
- 2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1 tsp of onion powder
- 1 tsp of salt (optional)
- 1/2 cup water (nonalcoholic and noncarbonated)
- A slow cooker,
- Pot or skillet
- A wooden spoon
- Processor or blender
- A cutting board
- A boning knife
- A meat thermometer
- A hammer
Step 1: Place the raw turkey in the slow cooker.
Step 2: Add all the seasonings to the raw turkey, I used onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and a bit of sea salt. Add all these spices to a plastic bag, which you will use to mix everything. You can also use clean plastic wrap if you want to prevent the spices from falling into your food processor or blender.
Step 3: Add 1/2 cup of water to the bag.
Step 4: Mix everything well for about 2 minutes.
Step 5: Transfer the mixture and spread it throughout the slow cooker. Close the lid and preheat your slow cooker for about 30 minutes on high heat.
Step 6: Check your slow cooker and add the remaining water if it is needed.
Step 7: Remove the turkey jerky from your slow cooker after 30 minutes.
Let your turkey jerky cool for about 4 hours before serving it to your dog.
Nutrition value of Turkey jerky dog treat recipe
Amount Per 1 Serving
- Calories: 438 kcal
- Total Fat: 27.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.7 g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 15.8 g
- Cholesterol: 110 mg
- Sodium: 611 mg
- Potassium: 74 mg
- Carbohydrates: 1.4 g
- Fiber: 0.4 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 46.
Benefits of eating Turkey jerky dog treat recipe
1. It is an excellent source of protein and other essential nutrients.
2. It is a great alternative to store-bought jerky (that may be loaded with preservatives), and you know exactly what goes into it.
3. It is a good source of calcium and contains other minerals, namely phosphorus, copper, iron, and potassium.
4. It has good levels of antioxidants that help fight the free radicals that damage cell structures and DNA in the body.
5. It is a great recipe to make with your children.
6. It is easy to prepare and you don’t need any extra tools or equipment other than your food processor or blender.
7. Come in handy when you are not able to buy your dog some usual treats like cookies, candy, biscuits, etc.
8. It is not expensive to make.
9. You can make a large batch of this recipe and store it in your freezer for some later usage.
10. Dried turkey jerky dog treats are soft and easy to chew, great for older dogs or the ones with fewer teeth or dental issues.
11. It is a healthy alternative to store-bought jerky (that may be loaded with preservatives), and you know exactly what goes into it.
Disadvantages of eating Turkey jerky dog treat recipe
1. It is not recommended for dogs with allergies to poultry, due to the turkey content.
2. It is not recommended for dogs with hypoglycemia since it is a high-protein recipe and could cause problems in the digestion of some formulas.
3. It can be a choking hazard for dogs with small mouth holes (1″) or no teeth at all.
4. I would suggest buying some extra accessories especially if you have large dogs so that they do not bite through the bag and get into your food.
5. You need to monitor the cooking time since you do not want your dogs to become “cooked turkeys.”
6. Do not feed it too often, as it could be a problem for your dog’s digestion.
7. The taste may not be satisfying for all dogs, especially the ones that like sweet treats and various snacks with special seasoning properties.
How Can Make More Delicious?
1. You can add some pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to the mixture; it will give it a bit of a sweet touch.
2. You can serve this turkey jerky treat as-is, but if you want to give it an extra flavor you can bake it in the oven at 350 F for about 10 minutes and then let your dog enjoy this healthy snack!
3. The original recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, but if your dog is not used to eating garlic, I would suggest that you use 1 teaspoon instead.
4. If you want your dog to enjoy a more delicate taste, try to use sweet potato or baby carrots instead of cucumbers; they will be nice and soft treats for your pet.
5. I suggest serving this recipe with some apple slices or crystallized ginger for added flavor.
6. You can also add some mustard powder and paprika to the mixture (10 minutes before the cooking time). It will give it a touch of color and a tasty taste!
How can Store Turkey jerky dog treat recipe
1. Keep the raw turkey jerky in an airtight container in the refrigerator and serve it within 2-3 days.
2. If you plan to freeze the raw turkey jerky, you can either place it directly in the freezer or first seal it in a plastic bag, then place this bag back into an airtight container so that no air can get into your turkey jerky.
3. The dried turkey jerky should be stored at room temperature (about 70 F).
4. You can also freeze the raw turkey jerky by first sealing it in a plastic bag and then placing this bag back into an airtight container so that no air can get into your turkey jerky.
5. I would suggest you keep the dried turkey jerky in a tightly sealed container at room temperature since it might last for up to 2 years.
I hope you enjoyed reading my Turkey jerky dog treat recipe and its benefits as much as I enjoyed making it!
It is a good source of calcium and contains other minerals, namely phosphorus, copper, iron, and potassium.
It has good levels of antioxidants that help fight the free radicals that damage cell structures and DNA in the body.
It is easy to prepare and you don’t need any extra tools or equipment other than your food processor or blender.
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