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Turkey Loaf for Dogs

I found a way to use the left over turkey and thought some of you might want to try this also. Cicero loves turkey...now it will last longer.

Lazy Turkey Loaf (for dogs)

Makes 6 servings
2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup cooked [COLOR=blue! important]vegetables

1 teaspoon garlic powder*
1 egg
1/2 cup quick-cook barley
1 cup quick-cook oats
4 ounces canned no-fat gravy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl combine turkey, vegetables, [COLOR=blue! important]garlic [COLOR=blue! important]powder[/COLOR][/COLOR], egg, barley and oats. Mix thoroughly. [COLOR=blue! important]Spoon[/COLOR] into a greased loaf pan and pat down meat mixture until level. Spread gravy on top of loaf and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Cool and cut into six even slices.
[/COLOR]Store unused portions in refrigerator.

Jerky Turkey Dog Treats
1 lb. raw
ground turkey (or chicken)
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin
olive oil
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh herbs
such as thyme or parsley (optional)
1.Preheat oven
to 225 degrees F.
2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree the mixture.
3. Line a jellyroll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper (it makes clean-up easier) and pour the mixture into it.
4. Spread evenly.
5. Bake two hours with the oven door slightly ajar to allow the moisture to escape.
6. Remove from oven and using a pizza cutter
or knife, cut into small, individual-sized portions.
7. Place pieces back in the oven, flipped over, and bake an additional one to two hours, or until the treats are dry and leathery.

8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



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Those are some interesting ideas! I've been wondering just what to do with the leftover turkey here! After cooking so much yesterday, I'm not so sure I want to get too involved LOL!

Maybe I could just my dehydrator. Has anyone made turkey jerky? If so, I could use some pointers, like how thin to slice it and do I need to do anything other than dry it?
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Hi Christy,

I make chicken jerky regularly for my boys. For turkey, I'd recommend slicing it into 3/8" thick slices, then laying them in the dehydrator. If the turkey is already cooked, you don't need to do anything else to it.

Have fun!

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Hi Christy,

I make chicken jerky regularly for my boys. For turkey, I'd recommend slicing it into 3/8" thick slices, then laying them in the dehydrator. If the turkey is already cooked, you don't need to do anything else to it.

Have fun!
Thanks! I just put it in the dehydrator. Poor dogs are going crazy tho! How long do you do the chicken for?
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I turn my dehydrator to the hottest setting, 160 F I think, and it ends up taking about 4-6 hours, depending on how many trays I am doing at one time. I rotate the trays around partway through also. They are done when they are pretty hard and dry looking. They harden up a little more as they cool. I put them in a freezer ziploc bag and store them in the freezer. I defrost a batch at time, but store them in the fridge just to be safe. My guys LOVE them!

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Thank you Jane. I have the last couple pieces in now. I had trouble with the pieces crumbling apart when I cut them so I have some that are just small treat size. I gave them a couple little ones and they liked it!
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Great idea. I hope people share some dehydrated recipes. I have left over sweet potatoes and last time they didn't turn out Just be careful with turkey. Little Belle got sick today on it.

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Great idea. I hope people share some dehydrated recipes. I have left over sweet potatoes and last time they didn't turn out Just be careful with turkey. Little Belle got sick today on it.
Belle! Awww Sorry to hear she got sick! With her beign a raw food girl now, I wouldn't think the turkey would do it. Hope she's feeling better now!
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Christy- I think it is more my MIL forgets Belle is 5lbs and not 60 Ofcourse Belle doesn't stop We tried to say make sure only a little but ya know how it goes. Everyone is being better and I overheard this morning, "Belle, I can't feed you cause you get sick!" Maybe now they will believe me

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Better late than never! I tried to be very careful with my guys. They only got a tablespoon of turkey because I didn't want them to have the bad poos!
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