Beef Heart Jerky for Dogs

Prep Time
Cook Time
20h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #7798

October 23, 2011

"Beef heart is highly nutritious and in this area is very cheap and sometimes free. I cut the slices at least 1/2" thick so the pups can chew it for a while. "

Original recipe yields 20-25 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (1.4 g)
  • Calories 2.9
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.6 mg
  • Sodium - 11.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 0.1 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Cut the heart in 1/2" by 1/2" strips.

Step 2

Sprinkle with a light dusting of garlic powder if using.

Step 3

Place on dehydrator trays with plenty of room between the strips.

Step 4

Dehydrate at 150F for approximately 20 hours.

Step 5

If you don't own a dehydrator, this can be done in your oven on it's lowest setting with the oven door propped open an inch or two.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


My dog loved these! What a waste of good beef heart though. We grind it in when making our burger. We used to purchase a blend from an organic store back in the mid `70's that was used by the Washington Redskins in their training camp, that is where we got the idea.

review by:
(14 Feb 2014)


My poochies gave this a five "woof" rating. I followed instructions exactly as listed and it worked perfectly. A great way to use up the beef heart.

review by:
(12 Sep 2013)