Herky Jerky Homemade Jerky

We like jerky.

We eat a lot of jerky.

Usually from Steve’s Original. It’s the best I’ve found. Best tasting, definitely AND the best the buy, because 15% of the proceeds go toward Steve’s Club, which is a Crossfit program for at risk youth.

I usually make a monthly Steve’s Original order, but this month, we went crazytown and decided to make our own jerky.

Don’t worry– I’ll still be donating to Steve’s Club this month. In the form of the Beat the Streets Fundraiser. I’ll be WODing at Crossfit H2O on Saturday, September 22nd to support the Steve’s Club National Program.

Anyway.

We made jerky.

Rump roast (that’s a real cut, right?) sliced thin and marinated for 24hrs in Denny Mike’s because that’s my fave.

Dehydrated for about 5 hours at 160 F.

Now we have a bag full of chewy, jerky-goodness. For snack attacks and munchins and crunchins.

Have you ever made your own jerky? How did it go?

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5 Responses to Herky Jerky Homemade Jerky

  1. Cortney September 5, 2012 at 11:47 AM #

    Thanks for the post! I’ve been thinking about making my own jerky for a while now and have been looking at buying a dehydrator. What kind of a dehydrator do you guys use?

  2. Rachel September 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM #

    I feel so unable to get or buy or eat these things. Where I live there is no such thing as grass-fed or antibiotic free stuff. I see recipes on paleo blogs that I just can’t do. The only proteins I can get really are occasionally chicken and lots of fish. Lots of eggs. And so yep, I eat grains and dairy because otherwise I’d be living off of only that stuff and vegs and fruits. I already eat a ton of good fats as is.
    Would love a good chuck roast!

    • Allison September 6, 2012 at 4:16 PM #

      Hi Rachel! Is it that you can’t get grass-fed beef? Or that you can’t get beef at all? It sounds like you eat a good variety of other proteins from chicken, fish and eggs– mixing in some conventional beef wouldn’t be the end of the world if it’s something that your body wants.

      If you’re going to buy conventional beef, go for the leanest cuts available– there have been some studies that show that the excess omega 6 fatty acids from grain feeding are stored in the animal’s fat. You should be fine if you’re eating lean cuts of beef occasionally.

      BUT if it’s a matter of animal welfare, that’s a different story. You could always order some meat from US Wellness Meats.com– they ship grass fed and pastured products all over the US.

      Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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