Little Bert’s Hamburgers

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Adapted from Feed Your Best Friend Better

In my very first post I introduced our dog Albert. He is our good spirit at all times in our little home. Dog owners and lovers will agree when I say that they are just a normal member of the family. And so I thought, each family member deserves some decent food and started to look into home-made food options for little Bert (as we like to call him).

This recipe is pretty easy and quick to make and trust me Albert loves his meat patties! I always prepare a few, freeze them and take one out at a time. Albert gets food twice a day (morning and evening). I use half a patty in the morning and half a patty at night mixing it with his dry food. Since Albert is around 15 lb, I would say that bigger dogs should get 1 to 2 patties per dish with their food.

Now some people might find it weird but since the recipe is dead simple and only has a few ingredients which you can get from the supermarket, it is also quite convenient for us humans: Kris and I eat once in a while some of Albert’s patties (to his disgrace!). Great little meal which only needs a bit of seasoning for us. Also I think the recipe is pretty good for children who do not want to eat their veggies: The patties are full of grated carrots and courgettes.

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Makes: About 10 patties
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef (85% lean)
  • 1 Medium courgette, grated
  • 1 Medium carrot, grated
  • 1/4 Cup Finely chopped fresh parsley


In a large bowl, beat the egg with a fork.

Add all of the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix thoroughly.

Divide into 10 portions. Gently roll one portion between your palms to form a ball. Press the Ball into a patty 3/4 inch/ 2 cm thick. Repeat with each of the remaining portions.

Cook patties in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 6 minutes. Use a lid to have the patties cook evenly. Once done remove from skillet and let them cool on a plate. Freeze those you’d like to use later during the week and keep a few in the fridge for immediate use.

When serving the patty, simply crumble it over the dog’s food (or make a nice sandwich for yourself with a ciabatta bread, for instance).

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2 thoughts on “Little Bert’s Hamburgers”

  1. Hemrichs says:

    I can vouch for this. Little Bert will hardly let you put the patty in the bowl before he inhales it. Such a great way to avoid all of the added sugars; glutens, and whatnot for your best buddy.

    • I made him a new variation, this time with ground chicken. Guess what? He is still as keen for those pucks!

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