Recipe: Festive Beef & Butternut Stew

Make this delicious stew for your pooch this festive season!


1 butternut squash (skin on), cut into cubes
3 peeled potatoes, cut into cubes (Note: potato skins are not safe for dogs to eat)
2 pounds (1 kg) untrimmed beef stew, cut into 1-inch (2 cm) cubes
1 cup brussel sprouts (or broccoli/green beans/peas/spinach)
½ cup beef stock
Seasoning, Cinnamon, Clove


  • Preheat oven to 350°F  (180 °C)
  • Place vegetables in a baking dish and toss with a little cooking oil to coat
  • Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon and clove over the butternut squash for flavour; add a little parsley over the potatoes
  • Bake vegetables for approx. 20 minutes
  • Add the beef cubes, stir to combine with vegetables and return to oven for approx. 20-30 minutes.
  • The beef cubes should be brown on the outside and cooked through
  • Allow to cool before serving
  • Refrigerate leftovers

Festive foods to avoid:

Gravy (contains a high level of fat)
Anything cooked in fat, butter, oils or glazes
Cheese or cranberry sauce
Turkey or chicken skin
Pigs in blankets
Anything with onions, garlic or leeks
Stuffing may include herbs/spices that can be toxic to dogs
Raisins, currents, sultanas, chocolate & nuts (or food containing these) can be toxic to dogs

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