I waffled (ha! food joke!) between posting this here and in the cooking section, but it's really more of a pet thing.
We've been trying our Cane Corso mastiffs out on a corn and wheat free diet recently because of some tummy issues. Each time they go into their kennel (we built one indoors in our sunroom for them) they get a treat. So we go through a lot of treats, but the corn and wheat free ones are way more expensive than the ones we'd been giving them.
So I decided to make doggie meatballs. They are made from the frozen logs of turkey meat we get at the grocery for about $1-$1.50 depending on whether they are on sale. I chopped up green beans (you can use canned or frozen - just watch the sodium) to add, and also cooked up some minute brown rice (generic brand, also about $1) to put in, and added shredded cheese as well. I think I used one egg to to bind it all together. Basically, like making human food meatballs, but with some different ingredients.
And they love them! I use a small ice cream scoop to keep them uniform, and bake them at about 350 or so. Sometimes I'll finish them by broiling though. Them I keep a bag in the fridge, and freeze the rest. A quick zap in the microwave heats them right up!
Here they are - I forgot an after picture, but they look like regular people food meatballs really.
Next weekend I'm going to try beef and chicken jerkey for them because I just got jerky racks!