Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean’s Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

It’s November! It’s time to hit the grocery store and stock up for your Thanksgiving celebration. Did you know that you can include your dogs in the Thanksgiving fun? Scroll down to check out Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean’s Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs. Tested and approved by shelter dogs Dean and Betty!

Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean's Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) we are so thankful for your donations, because they help us care for homeless and forgotten pets like Dean and Betty. Check out Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean’s Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs video below and remember HSSA on Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.

Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean's Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean’s Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

Ingredients:
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried cranberries

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Cut sweet potato in half. Bake for 35 minutes, or until soft. Set aside and allow to cool.

Peel the potato. The skin should come off easily with your hands, and the potato should be soft! Scoop the potato halves into a large bowl.

Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean's Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

Combine parsley and egg, whisk until thick, and add to sweet potato bowl.

Add turkey, cinnamon, and honey. Mix well with hands (feel free to let your dog help with clean up).

Gradually add oats and cranberries, mixing with hands until evenly distributed.

Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean's Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll mixture into balls, smaller than a golf ball.

Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes.

Meatballs should be browned on top, but not too crispy.

Allow to cool completely before giving to your pet. If your dog is anything like the shelter pups who tested out our recipe, they are going to love these savory little snacks!

*Pro tip: Microwave for 8-10 minutes instead!

Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean's Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

Our shelter dogs approved this recipe! Do you have a favorite thanksgiving recipe? Share it with us in the comments below!

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