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Beef Heart Dog Treat Recipe

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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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Friday 29th of January 2021

My dog was recently diagnosed and hospitalized for severe pancreatitis. Trying to make some of the low fat recipes, many call for beef heart. But I am concerned about frying in olive oil. Is there another option? Can you boil chunks without them getting tough? Can I feed it raw?


Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Dogs were created to eat RAW not cooked meat. I have two chihuahuas 9 yrs old. I was feeding them science diet for years and their health slowly disintegrating. Finally in Sept of 2020 I learned about raw beef hearts. My male chihuahua was overweight and in pain. In 10 months he has lost 5 lbs. My female lost 6 lbs. They are in great health once again. Don’t be afraid to give them RAW beef hearts.

Latasha Rhone

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

Just cook it in your pressure cooker and shred it and freeze the leftovers


Thursday 31st of December 2020

I made this fir my Joey (the dog) & he LOVED it! The only thing I did different was added some dog friendly veggies. Thanks for posting.

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