Beef jerky can be a great snack but have you ever looked at the ingredients on the packaged variety in the stores? You’ll know every ingredient in this home made teriyaki beef jerky. Know why? Because you’ll be the one making it silly. :)
In preparation for Super Bowl XLVII, I prepared a bunch of game-day recipes, leading up to the game, to chose my favorite to add to our Super Bowl menu. For an even larger selection of course my cookbook, Pigskin Paleo is always an option.
That’s one of the things I enjoy the most about cooking, I know every ingredient, the quality of the ingredients and the process the ingredients went through to make the food that I’m about to put into my body to use as fuel. We used to buy jerky for a quick snack until I realized every single bag had added sugar among other corn and soy products that just aren’t necessary. Here’s an example of one of the varieties I used to buy.
I played around with a few different jerky recipes and this one, by far, was our favorite. On the first round I still had some leftover soy sauce and rice vinegar in the cabinet so after I used them up on the first trial I replaced them with Coconut Secrets raw Coconut Aminos and Eden Selected Ume Plum Vinegar and the small change of these less harmful ingredients didn’t add any major difference to the taste.
If you don’t have 2 pounds of flank, feel free to cut this recipe in half (but be sure to keep all those garlic cloves if you do). ;) Can’t find any flank? You can also use skirt.
I prepared a half batch for the week, when Jeff’s snack tooth comes-a-callin but this would be a great snack to set out and serve at a super bowl party or any party for that matter. Plus you can make it ahead of time by a few days, let it sit in the fridge and then pull it out to serve when guests start to arrive.
Want some other ideas of what to serve at your Paleo party? Pick up a copy of Pigskin Paleo and you’ll be fully stocked with plenty of Paleo options. :)
Already got a copy? Or maybe it’s not in the budget right now, no worries. I’ve got a nice sampling of quick and yummy Paleo recipes available at your fingertips.