Homemade Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Beef Jerky. Easy to make, challenging to photograph (in an appealing fashion anyway)!
I love beef jerky, but all too often the prepackaged variety contains wheat so therefore it is off limits to me and my brood. I’m actually kinda thankful for that because it is not only easy to make, but costs a LOT less than the store-bought variety…and that’s with using grass-fed beef!
Check this out, a 4-pk of Oh Boy! Oberto Beef Jerky (3.25-oz. each) costs $17.95 (minus shipping). If my math is correct, that turns out to be…$1.38/ounce of beef jerky.
The last time I checked, Grass-Fed Beef Bottom Round Roast (but any lean cut will do) was $5.99/lb. at my local Whole Foods Market.
Wanna take a guess at how much my homemade, grass-fed, “I know exactly what’s in it” beef jerky costs?
$0.38/ounce. Yep, that would be a mere 38 pennies! Of course, you need to figure in the added time it takes to prep the beef and the marinade, but give your Texan hubby a slab of slightly frozen beef and an electric knife, and the work is as good as done!
This is a great high protein snack to keep on hand; I send it as a snack with my boys to school, I carry some in my purse (along with some nuts and a piece of fruit) and Mike keeps a jar of beef jerky in his office drawer. Before we flew to California in February, I made up a 5-lb. batch and let me tell you, it was a lifesaver during those long layovers! Plus it’s easy to store in hotels..no refrigeration required!
If you do not have a dehydrator, watch a short video showing how to make homemade beef jerky in an oven.
For more Gluten-Free Beef Jerky Recipes, check out the following:
Beef Jerky from Tasty Eats at Home
Basic Jerky – Not So Tough from GNOWFGLINS
Making Snacks at Home from Creative Cooking Gluten Free
The winner of Elena Amsterdam’s new cookbook, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour is:
#27 Jennifer C.
Congratulations Jennifer, I will email you for your shipping information.
Lastly, in case you missed the first episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution last Tuesday, it was BRILLIANT! I cannot encourage you enough to watch it (click here to see the episode in its entirety on hulu.com).
Jamie did a few things that truly moved me, one was his heart-wrenching talk with parents (at about the 8 min, 50 sec. marker). Second, was his beef demonstration (I will never look at ground beef the same again!) and third…Jamie’s visual aid to show the amount of sugar consumed annually in the Los Angeles Unified School District, from flavored milk alone (which I’m sure is representative of the rest of the country too).
Did you watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution episode Tuesday? If so, did anything in particular get your attention? I’d love to
hear read your thoughts!
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