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Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
Beef Jerky Substitute - sticks in teeth on 09/17/2010 07:16:11 MDT Print View

Often I make my own teriyaki beef jerky. Often i take it hiking with me as a significant protein source. However, i tire of having it stuck between every tooth while im hiking. Is there a meat substitue for beef jerky that is less likely to get stuck in teeth and can be dehydrated? I don't want to substitue for a grain, as meat has so many amino acids.

thanks

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Beef Jerky Substitute - sticks in teeth on 09/17/2010 08:27:54 MDT Print View

Shred it! :-) Or dice it up. It is how I ate jerky when I had braces on.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
shredding on 09/17/2010 13:39:42 MDT Print View

shredding seems preferable as it dicing would still mean a bunch of chewing. What do you shred it with?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: shredding on 09/17/2010 13:57:58 MDT Print View

I used to do beef that way by cutting it cross-grain with a sharp knife, then putting the small pieces into a food processor.

--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: shredding on 09/17/2010 14:29:55 MDT Print View

Mini food chopper. My most used appliance in my house! Mine is an electric one from Costco.

Btw, you can also get jerky 'snuff' that is a fine powder at c-stores.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Carne Seca on 09/17/2010 17:06:43 MDT Print View

If you have a Mexican food department at your grocery store, look for carne seca, which is dried, shredded beef. It may have flavorings in it - check the ingredients. You wouldn't want to be surprised on the trail by a sudden attack of hot chilies!

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
chilies on 09/17/2010 18:13:56 MDT Print View

i can eat the hottest of the eat like it aint nothin, so i wont bother me.

Jeff Antig
(Antig)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Beef Jerky Substitute - sticks in teeth on 09/17/2010 19:26:03 MDT Print View

I find salmon jerky a bit less stringy

Will Webster
(WillWeb) - M
Ground beef on 09/17/2010 20:23:43 MDT Print View

My dehydrator came with a gizmo that extruded spiced ground beef into jerky-like strips for drying. I only made the jerky once; it was a long time ago but I don't remember it being stringy.

I always figured jerky was supposed to be multi-use gear: nutrition and electrolytes now, and hours of diversion after as you worry it out of your teeth.

Kimberly Wersal
(kwersal) - MLife

Locale: Western Colorado
Re: Re: Beef Jerky Substitute - sticks in teeth on 09/17/2010 22:33:46 MDT Print View

I eat a lot of beef jerky when hiking/BPing-- I wouldn't even go on a dayhike without dental floss. Nothing more annoying than having something stuck between your teeth. I'd take floss before I'd take toothpaste!

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
asian jerky on 09/18/2010 15:55:42 MDT Print View

you can buy asian pork/beef jerky pre shredded at any asian food store

or just pre snip them with scissors ...

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: asian jerky on 09/18/2010 16:20:28 MDT Print View

I had forgotten about that pork stuff. We sold it when I worked for importfood.com - it came in tubs and was a fine powder overall.