3 Jerky Recipes for Thanksgiving

3 Jerky Recipes for Thanksgiving

It’s​ ​almost​ ​that​ ​time​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year​ ​–​ ​the​ ​one​ ​day​ ​when​ ​you​ ​get​ ​to​ ​ignore​ ​your​ ​diet,​ ​pack​ ​some post-meal​ ​sweat​ ​pants,​ ​and​ ​indulge​ ​in​ ​a​ ​mouthwatering,​ ​home​ ​cooked​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​dinner.​ ​We all​ ​love​ ​the​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​classics,​ ​but​ ​why​ ​not​ ​make​ ​things​ ​interesting​ ​this​ ​year​ ​with​ ​some savory​ ​jerky-based​ ​recipes?​ ​Whether​ ​you’re​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​spice​ ​things​ ​up​ ​or​ ​just​ ​add​ ​some​ ​extra flavor​ ​to​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​meals,​ ​these​ ​recipes​ ​will​ ​make​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​one​ ​for​ ​the​ ​books.

1.​ ​Beef​ ​Jerky​ ​Beans
Instead​ ​of​ ​throwing​ ​processed​ ​bacon​ ​bits​ ​in​ ​with​ ​the​ ​beans​ ​this​ ​year,​ ​try​ ​using​ ​beef​ ​jerky​ ​as​ ​a better​ ​option​ ​to​ ​give​ ​the​ ​big​ ​pot​ ​of​ ​beans​ ​a​ ​little​ ​kick.

Ingredients:

  • 2​ ​tsp​ ​olive​ ​oil
  • 3​ ​cups​ ​onion,​ ​chopped
  • 1​ ​cup​ ​green​ ​peppers,​ ​chopped
  • 5​ ​cloves​ ​garlic,​ ​minced
  • 1​ ​1/2​ ​cups​ ​chicken​ ​broth
  • 1/2​ ​cup​ ​“Mesquite​ ​BBQ”​ ​Beef​ ​Jerky​ ​(by​ ​Get​ ​Some​ ​Jerky)
  • 2​ ​tbsp​ ​molasses
  • 2​ ​tsp​ ​ground​ ​cumin
  • 3​ ​cans​ ​pinto​ ​beans​ ​(15​ ​oz) 


Directions

  1. Heat​ ​olive​ ​oil​ ​in​ ​large​ ​pot​ ​over​ ​medium​ ​heat.
  2. Add​ ​onion,​ ​peppers,​ ​and​ ​garlic.​ ​Cook​ ​for​ ​5​ ​minutes.
  3. Add​ ​chicken​ ​broth,​ ​beef​ ​jerky,​ ​molasses,​ ​cumin,​ ​and​ ​beans.​ ​Bring​ ​to​ ​a​ ​boil,​ ​stir occasionally.
  4. Cover,​ ​reduce,​ ​and​ ​simmer​ ​1​ ​hour.
  5. Uncover​ ​and​ ​cook​ ​until​ ​liquid​ ​is​ ​reduced​ ​to​ ​half. 



​​2.​ ​Cornbread​ ​with​ ​Jerky
Cornbread​ ​is​ ​a​ ​comfort​ ​food​ ​staple,​ ​so​ ​it​ ​might​ ​seem​ ​weird​ ​to​ ​mess​ ​with​ ​this​ ​traditional favorite,​ ​but​ ​where’s​ ​the​ ​excitement​ ​in​ ​sticking​ ​with​ ​tradition?

Ingredients:

  • 2​ ​tbsp​ ​butter
  • 3/4​ ​cup​ ​cornmeal
  • 3/4​ ​cup​ ​flour
  • 2​ ​tbsp​ ​sugar
  • 1/2​ ​tsp​ ​baking​ ​powder
  • 1/2​ ​tsp​ ​baking​ ​soda
  • 1/4​ ​tsp​ ​coarse​ ​kosher​ ​salt
  • 3/4​ ​cup​ ​sour​ ​cream
  • 1/4​ ​cup​ ​milk
  • 1​ ​large​ ​egg
  • 4​ ​oz​ ​“Candied​ ​Sriracha”​ ​Bacon​ ​Jerky​ ​(by​ ​Get​ ​Some​ ​Jerky) 

Directions

  1. Preheat​ ​oven​ ​to​ ​425​ ​and​ ​butter​ ​an​ ​8-inch​ ​square​ ​baking​ ​pan.
  2. Sauté​ ​butter​ ​and​ ​Bacon​ ​Jerky​ ​in​ ​pan​ ​for​ ​4​ ​minutes.
  3. Whisk​ ​cornmeal,​ ​flour,​ ​sugar,​ ​baking​ ​powder,​ ​baking​ ​soda,​ ​and​ ​salt​ ​in​ ​large​ ​bowl.
  4. Whisk​ ​sour​ ​cream,​ ​milk,​ ​and​ ​egg​ ​in​ ​medium​ ​bowl.
  5. Combine​ ​wet​ ​and​ ​dry​ ​ingredients,​ ​mixing​ ​into​ ​a​ ​blend.
  6. Stir​ ​in​ ​jerky-butter​ ​mixture.
  7. Pour​ ​into​ ​pan​ ​and​ ​bake​ ​until​ ​browned,​ ​about​ ​20​ ​minutes. 

3.​ ​Jerky​ ​Gravy
Okay.​ ​Saddle​ ​up​ ​for​ ​this​ ​one.​ ​This​ ​cowboy-style​ ​recipe​ ​might​ ​leave​ ​a​ ​little​ ​less​ ​room​ ​in​ ​your stomach​ ​for​ ​other​ ​foods,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​promise​ ​it’ll​ ​be​ ​worth​ ​it.

Ingredients:

  • 1​ ​tbsp​ ​cornstarch
  • 2​ ​tbsp​ ​butter
  • 1​ ​cup​ ​milk
  • Salt​ ​and​ ​pepper
  • 1​ ​cup​ ​“Black​ ​Label​ ​Whiskey”​ ​Beef​ ​Jerky​ ​(by​ ​Get​ ​Some​ ​Jerky),​ ​chopped 

Directions:

  1.  Mix​ ​cornstarch,​ ​butter,​ ​and​ ​milk​ ​and​ ​heat​ ​until​ ​brought​ ​to​ ​a​ ​boil. 
  2. Boil​ ​for​ ​1​ ​minute,​ ​then​ ​add​ ​beef​ ​jerky. 
  3. Add​ ​salt​ ​and​ ​pepper​ ​to​ ​taste.