What is Beef Jerky Made of?
Beef jerky is a delicious snack made from dried beef. Beef jerky is either made directly from cut strips of beef that are dried or from ground beef that is shaped into jerky and dried. Here at Top Notch Jerky, all our beef jerky is "ranch cut" or "natural style" beef jerky, meaning that each piece of beef jerky is cut directly from solid strips of beef and dried. Top-notch quality beef is the main ingredient to all our beef jerky!
All of our beef comes from our own cows that we raise locally. We are owned by a 4th-generation ranching family, so we make sure that all our beef jerky is of the highest quality from the best cattle. Our beef jerky comes from Corriente cattle raised just 20 minutes from where we make our beef jerky. When you buy Top Notch Jerky, you can rest assured that your beef jerky is made of the best quality locally-raised beef!
The Less Obvious Things Beef Jerky is Made of
Okay, so beef jerky is made of dried strips of beef. Got it. Top Notch Jerky beef comes from locally-raised cattle. Got it. What else? Do strips of dried beef really taste that good on their own? Well, no. Let's take a look at what else beef jerky is made of that gives it that delicious flavor that everyone loves.
We have 6 different flavors of beef jerky, so the ingredients vary some between flavors. However, there are a few ingredients you can find in all of our beef jerky. All of our beef jerky is made with water, sugar/brown sugar, salt, natural flavor and/or spices, and sodium nitrite. Depending on the flavor of beef jerky, there are other ingredients that contribute to the specific seasoning of that jerky, but these are a few ingredients that all our beef jerky is made of.
All of the ingredients that go into our beef jerky can be found on each individual product page! See all our beef jerky options: Top Notch Beef Jerky
What Meat Sticks Are Made Of
Meat sticks, a little different from the beef jerky we've been talking about, are a form of jerky where meat is ground and put into casings to create a stick shape. Meat sticks, often called snack sticks, beef jerky sticks, beef sticks, jerky sticks, or jerky snack sticks, are made a little differently from regular beef jerky.
Meat sticks can be made with a variety of types of meat: all beef, beef and pork, all pork, turkey, elk, deer, buffalo, or even outlandish things like alligator or squirrel! The most common types of meat sticks are beef sticks, beef and pork jerky sticks, or all-pork snack sticks. Some types and flavors of meat sticks, such as pepperoni snack sticks, may be more likely to be made with pork.
Our meat sticks are made with beef and pork, always with our locally-raised beef as the first ingredient.
Meat sticks are made by grinding, cooking, drying meat and putting it into a casing to create the stick shape (source).
Why It Matters What Beef Jerky is Made Of
We personally think the most important think to know about what beef jerky is made of is the beef. At Top Notch Jerky, we are proud to offer you premium beef jerky that is made from locally-raised beef, and each piece of beef jerky is cut directly from solid strips of beef. We don't add fillers to make our jerky cheaper to make, and we don't outsource our meat. This means that we know our beef jerky is made of the highest quality beef we can grow!
As for the other ingredients, we believe it's also important to make sure our beef jerky is a tasty as you could possibly want it to be. Our carefully-crafted recipes bring you a blend of salt, spices, and seasonings with each flavor of beef jerky that is sure to leave you craving more. Whether it's simple Original Beef Jerky or our more exciting Pepper Dill Pickle Beef Jerky, we'll bring you a high-quality product that is seasoned to perfection!
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