I’ve been on a dog treat kick lately. Believe me, all the kids have been loving it!
I wanted to create something really, really quick for those times that I run out of treats and want to make some more in a snap. I blame my Instant Pot. Creating yumminess in a short time can be directly traced to this amazing machine. It has nothing to do with my “just add water” personality. Nothing I say.
Rolling along at my local grocery store I spied this already thinly sliced meat. Kismet! What is Sabana De Res? It’s Spanish for Carne Asada which is Spanish for Bottom Round steak. Lots of ways to say Bottom Round steak in a foreign language. Impress your friends.
Anyway, a little light went off. Well, honestly, first I recalled my smoke alarm going off on my last soiree into dog treats but bottom round is very lean so I felt safe with this selection. Read this to find out how I learned to use LEAN meat.
Joy of joys this was already sliced! How easy is this??! Easy. I decided to cut the meat at an angle because, why not? Cut however you like. Bijoux can be snobbish so slanted seems less pedestrian to her. What can I say, it’s the french in her and I.
To make: you simply open the package, cut again into smaller bites, however you prefer (snobbish perhaps?) then place into your dehydrator. Voila! (well, only if you cut on the bias otherwise… a simple there you go will suffice).
Bijoux just can’t wait!
It’s tough having no thumbs. Mom, can you help?
Delicious! Bijoux feels certain that cutting it on the bias helped…
By the way, if you don’t want to use this meat for your pups, you can put it to good use for humans with this spectacular recipe for Carne Asada!
This recipe can be used with chicken, flank steak or even salmon. Just be sure that the meats you choose are LEAN! If you use salmon it must be refrigerated after dehydrating. Check out my other tasty dog treats here and here.
Here's a fast and easy way to make dog treats when you just don't have much time!
- 1 package Pre Sliced Bottom Round, Flank Steak or any lean meat
Cut meat to the bite sizes you want to feed your pet.
Place in dehydrator. I bought a 1 pound package of beef and used 4 dehydrator trays.
Run per your dehydrators instructions. I ran mine for 6 hours. The model I used was not equipped with a temperature adjustment.
Set at your ovens lowest temperature and dry for 4 to 8 hours. Keep checking it to be sure it's not over drying. The jerky should be slighltly bendable but not brittle.
If you want to save a few bucks, by unsliced meat then pop into the freezer for a hour or so. Just until it's a bit frozen but it still has some give when you push on it with your finger. Then take it out of the freezer and slice. The bit of freezing makes thinly slicing it much easier!
Do you like to make homemade treats for your pets?