Costco 88% Ground Beef

Dog Food Recipe

Key Ingredient


Perfect Dog Food Mix


Select the amount of Costco 88% ground beef you'll cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

costco ground beef yumwoof mix
1 lb ⅓ cup
4 lb 1 ½ cup
8 lb entire bag
⏱️ 30 minutes
🦴 2 ingredients

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About This Recipe

If you're a Costco shopper like we are, then you'll find this Costco dog food recipe to be the ultimate life hack. This recipe uses 88% Costco ground beef to make homemade beef dog food on the cheap.

Time for our honest review... This fresh food DIY recipe is vet approved and healthier than Costco wet dog food. Costco dog food is good, but the highly processed natural of ready-made canned food or dry kibble just can't match the nutrition of fresh Costco ground beef combined with Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Next time you're on Reddit looking for reviews on the best Kirkland dog food, skip the dry kibble and elevate your dog's nutrition to fresh homemade food using this 88% ground beef recipe.

We don't know who makes Costco and Kirkland dog food, but we do know who makes this: you in your kitchen! When you take your dog's diet into your own hands, you'll quickly see numerous health benefits and signs of longevity including better skin and coat, reduced skin allergies and more energy.

Check out the Instagram video below from @costcofans and let us know if you're going to try this in the comments!

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How To Make It


Heat oven to 250°F.


In a large roasting pan, combine the ground meat and Yumwoof Mix.


Bake according to the chart below. Let cool for 30 minutes.

costco ground beef cooking time
1 lb 40 min
4 lb 1 ½ hours
8 lb 2 hours


Store in sealed container. Stays fresh refrigerated for 3 days, and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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Guaranteed Analysis

Based on dry matter statistics as prepared according to our recipe. May vary due to natural differences in your local ingredients.

as-fed dry matter
crude protein (min.) 26% 52%
crude fat (min.) 13% 26%
net carbs (max.) 5% 10%
crude fiber (max.) 2% 5%
minerals as ash (max.) 2% 5%
moisture (max.) 50% -

Full Nutritional Data


Fatty Acids

Linoleic Acid (omega-6) 1.48%
Linolenic Acid (omega-3) 0.58%
EPA (omega-3) 0.09%
DHA (omega-3) 0.06%
Arachidonic Acid 0.09%


Vitamin A 44,343.85 IU/kg
Thiamin 7.78 mg/kg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 10.26 mg/kg
Niacin (vitamin B3) 148.34 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 31.13 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) 10.34 mg/kg
Folate 0.72 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.10 mg/kg
Vitamin D 861.59 IU/kg
Vitamin E 68.53 IU/kg
Choline 2,498.55 mg/kg


Calcium 1.62%
Copper 28.23 mg/kg
Iron 202.70 mg/kg
Magnesium 0.08%
Manganese 21.23 mg/kg
Phosphorus 1.47%
Potassium 0.95%
Selenium 0.001 mg/kg
Sodium 0.58%
Zinc 278.65 mg/kg
Iodine 4.15 mg/kg

Amino Acids

Arginine 3.42%
Cystine 1.91%
Histidine 1.68%
Isoleucine 2.29%
Leucine 4.04%
Lysine 4.22%
Methionine 1.34%
Phenylalanine 2.05%
Threonine 2.05%
Tyrosine 3.62%
Tryptophan 0.30%
Valine 2.57%

Feeding Guidelines

For feeding amounts based on your dog's weight, see the chart on this page.

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