Beef Jerky, Cowboy Style Beef Jerky
405 mins (prep 45, cooking 360)
10 ingredients
25 servings
A story about beef jerky -Real tradition cowboy type beef jerky was the meat pulled from the side of a cow and meat scraps leftover from butchering (hence the toughness), thick meaty cuts were cured in a salty brine with whatever herbs or spices they had on hand, often it was twisted and tied into knots and then hung on tree limbs and such in direct sunlight until dried or in a smokehouse if they were so lucky. It was a good source of protein on cattle drives, other than beans and hard bread, maybe an occational rabbit or squirrel it was often what they nibbled on most of the day. I use brisket for it's toughness (cowboy style) but use whatever cut you wish. We don't sun dry anymore because of flys and bugs and such.My beef jerky recipe is also excellent for deer meat, buffalo and such, just make sure it is very lean with little or no fat. Deer made this way is my favorite.

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Serving Size (28.75 g)
Servings 25
Amount per Serving
Calories 20.04 Calories from Fat 0.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.02g 0.69%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.39%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 932.17mg 971.01%
Total Carbohydrate 3.66g 30.51%
Dietary Fiber 0.14 g 14.41%
Sugars 1.67 g %
Protein 1.51g 75.63%
Vitamin A 11.75IU% Vitamin C 1.85mg%
Calcium 18.51mg% Iron 1.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
liquid smoke, seasoning salt, crushed red pepper flakes