To make prepping this homemade dog food a cinch and to save LOTS of time and dishes in the process I like to cook the hard-boiled eggs and quinoa in my Instant Pot!
I cook the eggs first, then while the quinoa is cooking in the Instant Pot, I brown the sirloin and get all of the fresh ingredients together. It really does help make the process of meal prepping homemade dog food so much easier! See recipe notes for Instant Pot cooking tips and times!
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup hemp hearts
1 dozen eggs, hardboiled, peeled, and chopped
2 (12-ounce) packages or 4 cups uncooked quinoa, prepared
4 pounds ground sirloin, browned and drained
2 pounds (32-ounces) frozen green beans
4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2 (15-ounce) packages of frozen turnip greens
2 (10-ounce) packages of shredded carrots
6 tablespoons good quality olive oil or other oil that is rich in Omega 3's
Place the chia seeds and hemp hearts in a blender or food processor and pulse to break down. Set aside.
Prepare the hardboiled eggs and quinoa in the Instant Pot as directed below.
When all of the ingredients that require cooking are ready combine everything in a large container and mix well. I find it easier to layer the ingredients in, adding a little of the olive oil with every layer. Then pop on a lid and give a big shake, it’s a whole lot easier than stirring.
Portion out into individual servings and freeze if desired.
Instant Pot Quinoa
It will take your Instant Pot about 15-20 minutes to come to pressure, but once it does cooking quinoa happens FAST!
4 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed
6 cups water
Cook on 1-minute high pressure with 10 minutes slow release. Cool before mixing into other ingredients.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs:
Place the metal trivet into the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. Add uncooked eggs on top of the trivet. Place the lid on top, lock to sealing, and cook high pressure for 5 minutes. Release pressure valve manually at the end of the cooking time and carefully remove the hard boiled eggs to a water bath to cool.
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