Top DIY Recipes Using Jerky

Top DIY Recipes Using Jerky

Jerky? In a recipe? Are you mad?

No, just passionate about one of the best snacks in the world. At Jack Link’s, we believe Jerky can be so much more, so we’ve compiled a list of the best DIY recipes that can be made all that much better with a little bit of Jack Link’s jerky.

Let’s jump in!

A grouse representation of a charcuterie board

Charcuterie Board with Jerky

Alright, you’ve got us. Throwing some meats, cheeses, and biscuits on a plank of wood is the adult version of a lunchables box, not really a recipe. But what you probably didn’t think about is how jerky can be added to this traditional French sharing platter.

  • Keep it simple with jerky, salami, grapes, crackers, cheese & pickles.
  • Looking for more adventurous combos? Level up your charcuterie board with biltong, prosciutto, a variety of cheese and tip.
  • Want your friends to go “wow, you went overboard” when you put your charcuterie board down? Opt for the holy trinity of Jack Links with ham jerky, beef jerky, biltong, throw on some pate, fancy vegetable crackers and tomatoes.

Follow this link for more suggestions on mouthwatering charcuterie boards.

Jerky Joys

Got some spare cornflakes? Yes, you read that correctly. Bet you didn’t know jerky goes with cornflakes, did you? This little number can satisfy the sweet tooth and the carnivores in your life. Sweet & crunchy honey crackle with glazed beef jerky. 

To be true, there’s a little more to it than that. You’ll need:

  • 100g butter, 
  • ⅓ cup of sugar, 
  • 2 tablespoons of honey, 
  • 50g of Jack Links beef jerky
  • and you guessed it, 3 cups of cornflakes. 

To get the recipe and cooking steps, head here and cook this culinary delight for all your friends. Or just for yourself. We don’t judge. 

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

If you ever ate a jalapeno popper and thought to yourself “this could be better” then you’ve got the type of thinking we like. 

Combining the awesome flavour of cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon, and Jack Links jerky, the Suck Knuckle Smokers came up with this triumph of a recipe that solves all your life problems. 

Get yourself some jalapenos. And some bacon. Buy some Jack Links jerky and then buy some more because you ate the first pack by mistake. Bang the lot together with some cream cheese and chuck in the Weber for 30 minutes. 

Enjoy the birth of your latest addiction by following the recipe here

Beef Jerky Jam

Yes, we’re serious. Jam made with beef jerky. The madhats at Suck Knuckle Smokers that brought you the jalapeno poppers above are at it again, this time with a slightly more advanced way of eating delicious Jack Link’s jerky. 

A superb addition to a charcuterie board, steak, more jerky, sandwich or just about anything you can think of, this is bound to make people question everything they thought they knew about jam. Jump on the recipe here

Mac’n’Cheese Balls

Going for the Trifecta of mouth-watering, irresistible jerky treats, the Suck Knuckle Smokers combined Italy’s most American pasta, breadcrumbs, and Jack Link’s beef jerky to make Mac & Cheese balls. 

Make twice as many as you think you’ll need, because you won’t be able to resist gobbling them down as soon as they are ready. Then you can spread the Mac’n’Cheese-y jerky love to your friends and family. A quick, straightforward snack and one for the recipe books, get the instructions here

Spicy Kimchi Beef Instant Noodles

You might find this is an odd suggestion as it involves re-hydrating your favourite dehydrated snack, but bear with us. The brilliant minds at Serious Eats smashes two worlds of cuisine together to bring us this 5-star instant noodle recipe. 

Mixing high-quality beef stock kimchi, chili-garlic sauce, Jack Link’s beef jerky and a few other bits and pieces, you can have a quick & easy dish ready in minutes. To get this recipe, and a step-by-step guide, head to seriouseats.com.

Curried Fried Rice with Beef Jerky

Continuing the trend of bringing the world closer together with Jack Link’s beef jerky, the experts at Foodandwine.com brought curried rice and figured beef jerky was the perfect finishing touch. 

This recipe will make you feel like a Masterchef and is a little more advanced than the above recipes, but you’ve been eating your jerky like a pro – you can handle it. We believe in you.

Get the recipe, follow the steps, and enjoy by heading to foodandwine.com

Jerky Pizza

The world’s favourite food meets the world’s favourite beef snack. Now we’re talking. 

Shockingly, we start off with a pizza base. You can opt for a store-bought pre-made pizza base, or crack out your culinary skills and make your own, but really, how a pizza base comes into your life isn’t really the point of this recipe. 

Grab some tomato paste, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, rocket, and the best topping ever: Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. Cook in the oven until the base begins to lightly brown and the cheese melts, and serve. 

You might find this particular meal hard to share, so maybe make two? Twice the jerky, twice the fun. 

Crumble on a Salad

For the most part, salad is dull. It’s good for your body, but not for your soul, so why not jazz it up by sprinkling some Jack Link’s Beef Jerky? Or, if Caesar salad is your jam, add some of Jack Link’s Maple & Brown Sugar Ham Jerky?

There isn’t much more to this particular recipe, so it’s a great way of combining a delicious snack with something responsible. 

Pasta Sauce with Beef Jerky

Continuing our theme or more simple ways of jerky-fying normal meals, you can also include jerky in your favourite tomato-based pasta or meatball sauce. This will add a whole new dimension of flavour to a simple meal, and increase the number of reasons for buying Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. 

Start with your tomato sauce base (not Heinz tomato sauce, think more chopped tomatoes or pasta sauce). Add some olive oil, black pepper, crushed garlic, and then your favourite beef jerky from Jack Links. Let it simmer on a medium heat then pour over your pasta of choice. 

Or, even better, add to your meatballs. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky meatball sub, anyone…?

Got any brilliant ways of enjoying Jack Link’s jerky? Leave a comment below with your best tips & your recipe could feature in one of our next blogs.

Or you could just eat it out of the packet. There’s nothing wrong with that, either. 

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