What’s a “Jerky Shooter”?

A pretty popular device amongst homemade Jerky chef’s is the “Jerky Shooter”. You might find that a few of the recipes you find on the site call for the use of a Jerky Shooter, but the odds are you don’t know what one is, how to use it, or where to buy one. Well I am here to assist you.

Most any jerky recipe that are “chopped and formed” call for some sort of Jerky Shooter device.

kitpic 300x267 Whats a Jerky Shooter?What is it? – A Jerky Shooter is a mechanical device that consists of a handle, a trigger, and a nozzle head that is used to dispensed ground meat into even strips. Nozzle heads usually have interchangeable tips to help you get the right shape and consistency you’re going for. It is very similar in look and functionality to a caulking gun at your local hardware (just don’t use one of those).

How to use it? – It’s really quite simple, what you want to do is take whatever meat type you are working with and run it through some sort of food processor to get a ground meat consistency. Pack the ground meat into the nozzle end of the Jerky Shooter, making sure it’s pretty compact. Then aim the nozzle end towards to cooking surface you will be using, probably some kind of cookie sheet or wax paper. Then begin to squeeze the trigger gently to release the meat into uniform strips onto your surface. It’s as simple as that, now you are ready to begin dehydrating it. Now all you have to do is follow the instructions to whatever dehydration method you have chosen.

For a great example of a finished product, check out Buffalo Bills – Venison Jerky.

As for where to find one, I recommend the innovators of the product. The Midwestern Research Company located in Emporia, Kansas. Here you can find the original jerky shooter. icon smile Whats a Jerky Shooter? Enjoy!

 

Beef Jerky Nachos

Chiles, spices, beans, and beef jerky…what do all of these have in common?

They all add some much needed intensity to your nachos.

574 food deadline chili nyls101embeddedprod affiliate565 290x300 Beef Jerky NachosBeef Jerky aficionados have found that if done properly, beef jerky does wonders when combined with nachos. First, it provides a level of flavor and heat intensity that other meats simply can’t provide. Second, since beef jerky is already cooked, all it takes is a little simmering to release all the wonderful flavors and tenderize at the same time. Last, but certainly not least, it makes any ordinary nacho dish a meat lovers delicacy.

You are heavily encouraged to try this dish with some tenders pieces of your favorite beef jerky, recommended is something nice and smoky flavored. If you’re working with the larger slabs of beef jerky, cut it into smaller and more manageable pieces before you begin.

Another helpful tip is to off-set the sometimes high in sodium beef jerky with low sodium tomatoes or other ingredients.

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Fantasy Football/Baseball Jerky Combo for Valentines Day

Ladies. Are you looking for something a little more original than chocolates, neck-ties, and underwear to get your man this Valentines Day?

If you answered yes like the millions of other puzzled women out there then I’ve got the perfect solution.

Jerky.com has teamed up with FantasyFootball.com and FantasyBaseball.com to offer you the ultimate chance to give your loved one the perfect gift. Give him a heads start on the upcoming season and order him 1 of the 2 premiere jerkycom jerky fantasy cooler7 Fantasy Football/Baseball Jerky Combo for Valentines Dayfantasy sports subscription combos that feature every guys favorite snack…beef jerky.

Think about it ladies, if you were a guy could you ask for a better gift? A full access platinum fantasy package to the sport of your choice and some beef jerky….it will put a smile on his face…guaranteed.

For more details on both packages click the following links:
Fantasy Football/Baseball Jerky Cooler
Fantasy Football/Baseball Jerky Combo

*Special note: this order will be shipped the week of February 9th to help ensure delivery just in time for that special Valentine

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Beef Jerky thief is caught

31-year-old David Gill of Middeltown, OH was nabbed by police shortly after trying to steal several bags of image 8127083 Beef Jerky thief is caughtbeef jerky and a entire box of candy bars from local gas station. The second one within the past few months alone. (see other beef jerky thief)

He allegedly got into an altercation with a store employee who accused him of concealing the stolen beef jerky and candy bars according to him trying to Butler County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chuck Laymon.

After knocking the store employee and fleeing the scene in a maroon Ford Explorer, Gill abandoned the vehicle, but was soon after captured inside an abandoned structure.

Whether the beef jerky was worth it or not, Gill was charged with attempted robbery, a first-degree felony, as well as obstructing official business and resisting arrest, according to Butler County Jail records.

Evidence indicates that although Gill does have a previous record of numerous offenses and misdemeanors this is his first beef jerky heist.

 

Jerky Calories

There has been a lot of talk lately about the nutritional value of beef jerky products; topics ranging from MSG intake and carb. overload to protein per serving and calories.

To help clear up any misconceptions that consumers may have about beef jerky products, I have compiled a list of nutritional labels and facts courtesy of Jerky.com. Enjoy the charts and feel free to leave a message or comment if your have any questions regarding nutritional value.

Here is a chart of some of the most popular brands on the market, ALL can be found at Jerky.com:

Texas Best Meats

Buffalo Bills

House of Jerky

Gary West

 

Beef Jerky vs. Biltong

For those of you wondering what the difference is between Beef Jerky and Biltong, I am here to break it down for you.

Hopefully we all know by now that Jerky is meat that is cut into thin strips (usually 1/4 of an inch thick) and dehydrated to remove the moisture content. But what you probably didn’t know is how Biltong is prepared…since none of you have probably tried it yet.

Biltong is similar in that it is a type of sliced, cured, and dehydrated meat, but it is the simple differences between it and Jerky that make the world of difference. First thing that you notice with Biltong is that it is cut against the grain of meat, something that differs with most Jerky products. Then you see that Biltong is spiced and flavored somewhat differently because of the use of pungent ingredients like vinegar, which is used as a pre-marinade. Finally you will notice that Biltong has a different cut to it, meaning that each strip is generally twice as thick as it’s beef jerky counter-part. Something that is just an acquired meat snack taste. That is typically why you don’t see Biltong sold in the U.S, it’s primarily a dish well-known in South Africa and some parts of Europe.

When choosing to experiment with making a Biltong dish of your own, please remember to dehydrate the meat in a cooler/well ventilated area (usually done outdoors which takes about 4 days) to get the full effect of it’s taste. Otherwise do it in your oven at a temperature between 100 to 160 degrees with the oven door cracked open for air-flow (usually takes 4 to 8 hours).

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Dead Meat Beef Jerky – Product Release!

The people have spoken and Jerky.com has listened icon smile Dead Meat Beef Jerky   Product Release!

In keeping with the tradition of carrying only U.S. made jerky products of superior quality, Jerky.com now offers the greatest value on a single pound of beef jerky available anywhere.

Drum roll please……Introducing – Buffalo Bills Dead Meat Beef Jerky!

featureddeadmeat2 Dead Meat Beef Jerky   Product Release!Made from 100% U.S choice beef and all natural ingredients like our other gourmet jerky products, you would expect a gourmet price.  But, CMON…you should know us better than that!  Jerky.com is proud to offer 1 full pound of Dead Meat for only $22.99 including FREE SHIPPING!

 

Beef Jerky Chanel Purse

Out of all the mind-blowing and innovative products that we’ve seen made from beef jerky over the years, this one might just take the cake.

Brace yourself ladies and feast your eyes on the one-and-only Chewy Couture Handbag made from 100% beef jerky, minus the logo of course.jerkypurse6 300x193 Beef Jerky Chanel Purse

This ingenious idea comes from Art Center College of Design student Nancy Wu in Pasadena, CA. While it is clear for the reasoning behind making such a creative product (her college course), it isn’t yet clear why it was beef jerky inspired. Nevertheless, I absolutely love this one.

It’s master-craftswomanship at it’s finest. From the accurately chosen pressed beef jerky that yields a textured fabric look to the color that screams quality leather (get it?….leather). This was well thought out and perfectly engineered.

On this day, we say thank you to Nancy Wu.