Bacon Jerky, nice to meat you.
We know. Beef jerky really is the most popular snack on the market in today’s world. But that’s why it makes so much sense that a bacon edition exists.
Here at Jeff’s Famous, we’ve been producing bacon jerky for years, way before it was “cool,” and our customers LOVE it. So, if you love bacon and you love jerky, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’re going to dive in and explain what exactly bacon jerky is, how it’s made, and even give you some tips on what you can do with it!
Stick with us as we walk you through this ultimate guide to crispy jerky, bacon edition.
What is Bacon Jerky?
In general, jerky refers to lean trimmed meat that is cut into strips and dried out. It lasts a lot longer than your usual cooked meat as the drying out process helps to preserve the meat, and prevent spoilage over time. Typically, this part of the drying out process also includes the addition of seasonings. This helps avoid bacteria growth, keeps the lovely crispy jerky delicious, and safe to eat.
The word “jerky” is actually derived from the Quechua word “ch’arki,” which translates to “dried, salted meat.” So, bacon jerky is precisely that. But, instead of lean, trimmed meat, we substitute our bacon jerky treats and apply the same process to preserve it. This way, you can rest assured that it’s safe to snack on for a long time!
How Long Does it Last Exactly?
When left unopened, an airtight package of bacon jerky can last up to a year when stored in a cool, dry place. Even if this date is past the “consume by” date on the package, the crispy jerky may still be edible if adequately sealed. Jeff’s Famous suggests trying to keep your bacon jerky the most fresh by consuming unopened packages within 6 months. After about 8 months, bacon jerky tends to crumble a bit.
Like beef, turkey, and vegan, bacon jerky is an incredibly portable, high-protein treat that you can pack up and take with you just about anywhere.
It’s superb for camping, hiking, or any other outdoor activity as it doesn’t spoil whether exposed to hot or cold weather. Bacon crispy jerky is also a fantastic snack to keep in your pantry at all times for extra meal additions, in a school or work lunch, or to just munch on during those long weekend afternoons.
So, How is it Bacon Jerky Different from Beef Jerky?
What Does Bacon Jerky Taste Like?
Bacon jerky treats are often referred to as meat candy -but that really depends on what flavor you decide to try. Here at Jeff’s Famous, we have three delicious flavors that will all rock your taste buds in their own way.
Maple Brown Sugar bacon jerky snacks are made with you in mind. This pack of crispy jerky is entirely gluten-free, and uses 100% natural Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar to highlight the insane deliciousness of our extremely popular Maple Brown Sugar bacon.
Lower in sodium than most bacon jerky, some would call this more of a candied bacon than a jerky, but the advantage it has by turning it into jerky is that it actually contains less fat than pan-fried bacon, and is totally shelf-stable.
Our bacon is crisp, not greasy.
Sriracha bacon jerky…glazed with honey… slow-cooked to serve delicious bacon perfection. Our sriracha bacon jerky snack combines the sweetness of honey, in a mild fusion flavor of Sriracha with a Black Pepper kick. We added the popular taste of authentic Sriracha sauce without too much heat so everyone could enjoy it.
This is Jeff’s favorite bacon jerky flavor, and is our own original Sriracha bacon recipe. Trust legal andriol in uk own business us; once you pop open the packet, you can’t stop!
With this insane flavor, we introduce the perfect blend of fresh honey and jalapeno heat to complement thick and flavorful bacon slices. Anyone who loves bacon and something spicy will LOVE this.
The heat level would be considered almost a Medium Hot by most people, but the sweetness makes it seem a bit milder. This flavor right here is part of our original, popular candied bacon jerky flavors -one that we first introduced in 2013.
What Can You Do With Bacon Jerky?
Honestly? Anything you want! If you love crispy bacon, you’re going to love the replacement of our intense flavors of crispy jerky in your recipes.
Give it a go on a classic BLT, or crumble it onto a jacket potato! Bacon jerky is the perfect addition and works well with most main dishes, or is sure to please when served as a fantastic appetizer too!
Stay tuned for some delicious bacon jerky recipes that tie in perfectly with our recipe series! To see our many already published beef jerky recipe ideas, click here.
Buying Bacon Jerky in Bulk
As our bacon jerky snacks are just so versatile and popular, it’s the perfect treat to buy in bulk. Whether you own a grocery store, work in a school cafeteria, are buying in bulk for yourself, or you would just love to start your own business with a product that is sure to sell -we can assure you that our bacon jerky will get the job done, and put a smile on everyone’s face in the process!
It can be stored easily, lasts a long time, and provides considerable value to anyone looking for a quick, delicious burst of protein. Stocking up on delicious bacon jerky can be the right move any time of year.
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