I recently expanded the pups’ raw meal selection by yet another new raw food item – beef oxlips.
They’re definitely an odd looking cut of meat with spikes on the front and a clear back…and they’re super slimy to the touch, so I did need a little extra motivation to grab them and hold them down while I cut them into smaller pieces on my cutting board.
In case you were wondering – that motivation were Missy & Buzz drooling in the kitchen in anticipation of the new delicacy…#TheThingsYouDo,Right
I found it easier to cut the oxlips with a bread knife, by the way, instead of a regular kitchen knife.
Beef Oxlips - Front View
Beef Oxlips - Back View
Cut Up Beef Oxlips For My Dogs' Raw Meals
Where I Source Beef Oxlips
I got our paws on the beef oxlips from Raw Feeding Miami. They were part of the prepackaged 35 lb Beef Lovers Pack (cost is $94.99 and it sells out quickly!). Besides the oxlips, it also featured:
Green Tripe Chunks
Beef Trachea Stuffed With Green Tripe
Ground Green Tripe
Ground Beef Lung
Monstermash (organ mix)
It also came with some duck frames and duck wings, although those are obviously not beef related 😉
You can also buy the oxlips by themselves for $4.50/lb.
Beef Oxlips – Neutral Protein To Be Fed As Muscle Meat
Beef oxlips are a neutral source of protein (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and opposed to warming and cooling foods) that are fed as muscle meat. If you’re interested in finding out what else I feed as muscle meat, check out the post below:
Did you know? Beef is rich in zinc, vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, and riboflavin.
Meal Ideas With Beef Oxlips
Beef Oxlips With Chicken Foot, Rabbit Kidney, Beef Cheek, Green Tripe, Turkey Gizzards, & Puréed Carrot/Apple Mix
Beef Oxlips With Duck Wing, Chicken Foot, Green Tripe, Ground Beef Lung, Turkey Gizzards, Organic Egg, & Pumpkin Purée
…can even be used in human food…
…check out this YouTube video of a couple using beef lips in one of their meals! Apparently it tastes great!
Unlike with the pork uterus I recently wrote about, both Missy AND Buzz liked the beef oxlips. Buzz didn’t even remotely think about spitting them back out, so they’ll definitely make it onto our raw meal shopping list again.
Have you purchased beef oxlips for your pups or even for yourself? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!