OK, I have to confess: I was a little nervous about cooking beef heart. I’ve cooked liver and kidneys for the dogs and both are, well, just plain stinky. Incredibly popular with the dogs, but smelly during the cooking preparation.
So I was worried about cooking beef heart for the first time on a hot, humid day. I knew, though, that organ meats are healthy for dogs and they’re very reasonably priced–just $1.25 a pound for beef heart at our local grocery store.
1 pound beef heart
2 tablespoons olive oil
Hearts are usually sold as just a portion in grocery stores but they are large:
I cubed the meat in small chunks and fried it at medium-high for about 10 minutes.
That’s it! Just refrigerate (or freeze any portion you don’t think you’ll use in the next few days).
And the only surprise: it didn’t really smell like organ meat! It definitely didn’t smell like steak cooking but the scent was nowhere near as strong as other organ meats. Our dogs LOVED this meaty treat that cost just over $1!
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