I love Cesar dogs, so much so that I am planning to cook a couple of the meatballs that are made with them.
For those unfamiliar with Cesar’s recipe, they are made of meatballs, ground beef, vegetables, spices, vinegar and salt.
But Cesar doesn’t have to use any of those ingredients.
They are made from scratch with only the best ingredients.
Cesar Dog Food Ingredients:For the meatballballs: 1 cup ground beef2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon minced garlic1/2 cup chopped onion1/4 cup minced ginger1/3 cup minced garlic2 tablespoons chopped onion2 teaspoons minced ginger2 teaspoons chopped garlic2 teaspoons salt1/8 teaspoon pepperFor the dog food: 2 tablespoons olive or butter1 cup beef jerky1/1 cup dry ground beef (I use the beef jerkin at Costco)2 tablespoons vegetable broth1/6 cup olive oilFor the sauce: 1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1 tablespoon sugarFor the cheese: 1 tablespoon butter, melted1/16 teaspoon saltFor the bread: 1 1/4 cups whole wheat bread (or another gluten-free bread)For the toppings: 1 (2-inch) slice of white cheddar cheese, sliced into 1-inch pieces1/7 teaspoon salt (or to taste)For a little extra kick, top each piece with a dollop of cheese.
(If you like your meatballs a little more chewy, skip the bread and go for a crunchy sauce instead.)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degreesF.
Cut meat into bite-size pieces.
Place meatballs on a large baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, until the meat is cooked through.
Remove meatballs from oven and place them on paper towels to drain.
Step 2: Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.
Combine the beef, vegetable broth, olive oil, spices and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 more minutes or until beef is tender, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Step 3: Once the beef is cooked, stir in the cheese and pepper.
Stir in the sour cream and sugar.
Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes.