Saturday, May 8, 2010

Awesome things...

So beef jerky is pretty awesome. I don't know if you knew that but we wanted you to know it.

Let's start with the nutrition meat heads!

Serving Size 1oz.(beef, the most popular)
Calories 80
Fat 1g
Cholesterol 30mg
Protein 17g
Carbs 0-3g
Sodium <600mg

Basically it's a healthy snack. With the exception of the salt used in processing
it's one of the best around.

History is boring but you should know this if you are any type of MAN.

Wikipedia says,"The word "jerky" comes from the Quechua term charqui, which means to burn (meat). Jerked meat was one of the first human-made products and was a crucially important food preservation technique for survival" so you know it's true!

An early variation is pemmican, which is a concentrated mixture of fat and protein used as a nutritious food by American Indians.

An Awesome blog about Jerky

Next is flavor.
It's meat flavored.
Different flavors are pretty much out each day and you can use any kind you like when making it. YES I said making it. Your a man right? Maybe a woMAN; but still you should really try making this stuff. It's eady and delicious.

Simple Beef Jerky from


•5 lbs. beef (or any meat type)
•5 beef bouillon cubes
•1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
•1 Tb. black pepper
•1 1/2 c. spring water
•curing salt

1.Slice meat into strips of about 1/4″ or 1/8″ thick.
2.Rub in salt and curing salt and let cure for anywhere from an hour to an entire day, it’s your preference.
3.After your meat has cured mix in the rest of the ingredients. Try to get as close to spring water as you can to make this jerky as close to it’s authenticity as possible. Let meat marinate in the fridge for as long as you’d like, the longer the better.
4.If you’re dehydrating your meat in the oven, foil cover a baking sheet or cake pan, lay out your strips without touching and pop them in the oven. Set your oven on the lowest temp. and let meat dehydrate anywhere from 4-12 hours, it’s your preference, just check it periodically and keep the door open for ventilation. If you are using a dehydrator, set it to the lowest temp. and lay out your meat on the racks without touching and dehydrate anywhere from 8-16 hours, once again, to your preference. Enjoy!

OK weekend is leaving have at it.

Man 1

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