Pork Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by beretta92_fs2003, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Ok i made my ground venison jerky and the texture was perfect but the flavor was not . So was thinking of making ground pork jerky. Is it safe to make jerky from pork? I think I am going to try a differnt cure this time to.
     
  2. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    if you using cure, you should be fine
     
  3. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    I have used pork many times, I don't usually do ground meat though, I usually use whole boneless pork loin to make jerky.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now I have done a fair amount of jerky but I have never heard of doing it with some pork. Heck I can't't see why you couldn't't use pork for jerky. Heck you could cure it so why not.  
     
  5. hookup

    hookup Smoke Blower

    VA
    Any meat works fine for jerky.

    Stick in the freezer until the meat gets like a frostee or icee.  You dont want it frozen, just ice crystals between the grain.

    Cut meat thin against the grain, then add your favorite marinade.

    Bambi jerky's awesome!
     
  6. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    And if yo want your jerky a little on the chewy side cut with the grain.
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I 've been makin pork tenderloin and yardbird jerky for years on the dehydrator. I'm still here. I make them on the UDS now. I get a little better smoke flavor that way. [​IMG]
     
  8. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    I may be way off here,  isnt jerky dried, dehydrated without cooking?  If that is the case shouldnt you freeze the pork in a deep freezer for about a month to kill off any trichanae?
     
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


     You might be thinking about wild hog, If using fresh pork with a cure that's not necessary.
     
  10. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    cure kills trichanae?
     
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


     You might be thinking about wild hog, If using fresh pork with a cure that's not necessary.

     You might be thinking about wild hog, If using fresh pork with a cure that's not necessary.
     
  12. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    domestic pigs dont have trichanae?
     
  13.  I see this is old but I'm bumping it because I'n thinking of doing ground pork jerky.
     

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