Beef and Barley Biscuits

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Makes 40 to 50 bite-size treats

This is a tasty and easy recipe that contains no wheat, corn, or oats. The only cereal grains are barley and rye.

Ingredients for Beef and Barley Biscuits

2 cups barley flour
1 cup rye flour
1⁄2 cup low-sodium beef bouillon powder
1⁄2 cup crumbled or shredded cooked beef (such as hamburger)
1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup warm water

How to make Beef and Barley Biscuits

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, mixing well to make sure all the dry ingredients are
    moistened and the meat is coated with the flour mixture. Some cooked cuts of
    beef are drier than others and may have less fat than others; if the mixture is too
    dry, add a little more warm water — just a little at a time. The dough should be a
    little sticky, the consistency of dropped biscuit dough.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Crunchier Treats:

For crisper treats, when all the cookies have been baked, turn off the oven. Put all the cookies back on a cookie sheet and return them to the oven. Leave them in the cooling oven for several hours or overnight to harden.


Applesauce is made from apples, obviously, but some commercial applesauces also contain sugar, cinnamon, and a variety of other seasonings and additives. When cooking for your dog, choose an applesauce made with only apples.

When used as an ingredient in dog treats, applesauce adds a sweetness many dogs enjoy. It can be used in many recipes in place of added fats or oils and so is a good ingredient for dogs on low-calorie or low-fat diets.

1 cup of applesauce (made from only apples) contains:

• 110 calories
• 0 grams protein
• 0 grams fat
• 30 grams carbohydrates
• 15 mg calcium
• 22 mg phosphorus
• 2 mg sodium
• 250 mg potassium
• 4 grams fiber


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