This is such a basic and easy pasta dish for your dog. I was cooking ground beef for spaghetti sauce, so I kept some of the cooked ground beef and noodles aside.
I skipped the mushrooms and dairy and replaced them with hearty and healthier ingredients for Hank and Miko. Ground beefy goodness, whole wheat egg noodle pasta, topped with shredded egg and gravy. It took very little time to make and if I liked eggs I might be tempted to try it. I know, it’s weird, but to me eggs are a triple threat: Taste + Texture + Smell = No Thanks. I do, however, look at egg dishes like omelettes and sunny side up alongside some homefries and think that they look mahvelous…so I don’t mind cooking them for The Others.
INGREDIENTS: (serves two big dogs, modify as you see fit!)
1 Cup of cooked Ground beef
2 Cups of Cooked Pasta (whole wheat, egg noodles or other)
1 hard boiled egg
1 cup of beef stock (without onions, preferably low-sodium)
2 TBS cornstarch
Heat the beef stock in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the cornstarch until it thickens, then remove from heat. This makes a simple “slurry” (shout out to Laura Ducharme for adding this to my lexicon!) In Australia, slurry is slang for a promiscuous woman. But here in North America, slurry is basically a suspension of solid particles in a liquid. Usually you add it to a sauce or what not to thicken it. But for this dish, I’m using it as a “cheat’s gravy” – something fast and easy for The Boys.
Place your pasta in bowls and top with ground beef. Shred the egg over top with a grater. Drizzle the beef slurry generously over top of the pasta dishes.
In a couple of weeks I will be posting about our season finale – A Dogtoberfest extravaganza down at Steam Whistle Brewery, so stay tuned!
Cheers my friends,