Colorado Jerky Seasoning
Colorado Jerky Seasoning
A customer favorite and one of Walton's best-selling seasonings! If you are new to jerky making and want a staple flavor that everyone will love, then try out Walton's Colorado Jerky Seasoning. It is a tried and true seasoning that has been around for a long time, with a fairly mild flavor that enhances the natural flavor of the meat instead of overpowering it. It is also a great option if you are wanting to customize your jerky, as it provides a great base to add other unique flavorings or heat to with some extra black pepper, red pepper, or jalapenos.
- 0.71875 lb package seasons 25 lb of meat
- 2.875 lb package seasons 100 lb of meat
- Includes necessary Sure Cure package
View our full Seasonings Conversion Chart to measure out smaller 1 lb or 5 lb batches with other seasonings.
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What is Jerky?
In a simple definition, jerky is just dried meat. Jerky can be a whole muscle or ground and restructured product. Seasoned strips of meat are cured and dried in an oven, dehydrator, grill, smoker, or smokehouse. Whole muscle is made by slicing a whole cut of meat into thin strips, while restructured jerky is a ground and formed product that is extruded into strips, by something like our All-Around Jerky Maker. Be prepared for a 50-75% loss in the weight of the product once it is completely cooked and dried. Use meats that are extremely lean, with as little of fat as possible. Inside round is Walton’s preferred cut of meat to use, and we recommend slicing against the grain of the meat.
Tips for Cutting and Slicing the Best Jerky Meat?
One of the most overlooked aspects of making whole muscle jerky is the breaking down of the muscle into strips. If you are able to have uniformity in your slices they will all marinate, cook and dehydrate at the same rate. This will give you an entire batch of perfect jerky instead of some pieces being too tough and dry and some being too moist and not fully cooked. The easiest way to achieve this is with a Meat Slicer that will allow you to set your cut your stips to the desired thickness. Make sure you are cutting against the grain when you are slicing your meat, this will give you more tender pieces that are easier to chew. If you are having trouble slicing a good tip is to get the meat as cold as possible and slicing will be much easier
Meat Processing FAQ - Answers for Issues or Questions
Do you have questions or issues with your sausage, jerky, or cured meat processing? Walton's and Meatgistics created an FAQ Processing Document that covers the most common issues with meat processing. We included the most likely causes of the issue and what can be done to fix it or prevent it from happening when you are processing in the future!