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Talk to me about beef jerky

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by dirtychinchilla, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 2, 2011

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    I'm on a diet at the moment, of course. Beef jerky is a great snack, but the stuff I got from Test, Jack Link's, is horrible. It's almost synthetic.

    What's the best in your experience? Ideally I'm looking for something tasty, I can buy in portioned packets, and that's not as dry as the Sahara.
     
  2. Sui

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 2,712

    Location: Brighton

    https://www.biltong.co.uk/

    I work next to these guys, they're pretty popular.

    The jerky they do is very tough, but I've no idea if that's how it's meant to be.

    The biltong is lovely though, and the 'Chilli Bites'.
     
  3. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

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    Thanks very much for the tip. I'll check them out.

    I think there's an element here of the crap ones being low calorie!
     
  4. Sui

    Mobster

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    Location: Brighton

    Send me a trust if postage charges are too high and only wanted to try one packet before a larger order, I'm happy to pop across and stick it in the post.
     
  5. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

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    Cheers for the offer! I'll have a look around and a think :)
     
  6. BUDFORCE

    Hitman

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    If you are thinking of regularly snacking on this long term (I mean why not, its not the worst thing you can eat) then consider buying a food dehyrator and making it yourself?

    Save a ton of money in the long run and probably have a better prodeuct with a little practise.
     
  7. Reppyboyo

    Mobster

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    Its pretty easy to make your own in the oven tbh.
     
  8. SoliD

    Capodecina

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    Was just about to suggest this, if you're going to be eating lots regularly then make it yourself!
     
  9. seabiscuit

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  10. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

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    Wow that guide is awesome. I didn’t think it would be anywhere near that easy! I’ll definitely be making some, cheers.
     
  11. robj20

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    Location: Manchester

    I used to make my own in a cardboard box with a bulb in the bottom for heat hanging the meat on paperclips.
     
  12. PlacidCasual

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    I've made it in the past with silver side and it turned out pretty good. The secret is all in the marinade, whilst both of mine were edible one was distinctly better than the other. You can probably buy a dehydrator cheaply second hand as it's quite a faddish purchase and someone is likely to be getting rid.
     
  13. krooton

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