Choices for making jerky?

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by sawinredneck, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. sawinredneck

    sawinredneck Meat Mopper

    I've been using brisket but with the prices skyrocketing on it "she who must be obeyed" said enough of that!
    Now, I can pick good steaks, I can find choice hamburger and I can cook it all, but when I get to the beef section and look for something for jerky, I'm like a deer in the headlights! Totally lost!
    I've read London broil, but none around here! So what cuts should I be looking for? What works and what doesn't for jerky? My son and I eat the stuff like candy so I'd like to do a large batch, 8lbs or so, once or twice a month so any guidance and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  2. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    I have started making whole meat beef jerky from Eye of Round Steak and so far very pleased with the results. Also slicing it cross grain for a more tender chew.

    Last 5 pound whole eye of round was $3.99 from a small meat shop in my area.

  3. I agree eye of round is a good call. That's what I've been using lately too.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  4. wazzuqer

    wazzuqer Smoke Blower

    Get a hold of some venison if ya can, it makes outstanding Jerky...
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SIRN, I buy whatever steak is on sale and it always makes good jerky!

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