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#3026118 - 11/10/12 08:38 AM Ground deer for jerky
southernhunter
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I have used up all my sliced jerky but I have a ton of ground left, I would like to used it to make some jerky but my question is since its had beef fat added to it will it still make good jerky ?
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#3026502 - 11/10/12 02:33 PM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: southernhunter]
mike243
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IMO no.lean meat is needed for jerky.Fat can & will hold moisture & mold ect no matter how much cure is in it
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#3026973 - 11/10/12 08:34 PM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: mike243]
FULLDRAWXX75
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You can use it, but it will take @ twice as long if using a dehydrator. Once dried, package and place in freezer, remove only what you intend to use in a reasonable time. I make jerky from ground beef all the time, it takes much longer to do, is not as "tough"/"chewy" as pure venison, but good all the same.

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#3027074 - 11/10/12 09:35 PM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
southernhunter
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thanks
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#3028865 - 11/12/12 07:09 AM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: southernhunter]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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i use it all the time.i really like it
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#3029345 - 11/12/12 11:51 AM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Crosshairy
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I made some last year like this that had pork fat in it.

As others have said, it will take a lot longer to dry out (I think I did mine for about 30 hours in the dehydrator before I was satisfied).

Pros: Tastes good

Cons: the added fat makes the jerky look...weird. Some might say "gross". Everyone that tried it liked it, but in the future I will get lean burger made when destined for a jerky shooter gun.

Also, the sticks were "weeping" with fat afterwards. I felt like I was cooking bacon with all the beads of fat that came off of it. Keep some paper towels handy and wipe them down a lot to cut down on the fat sticking to the outside.
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#3042102 - 11/20/12 12:32 PM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
PalsPal
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 Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
i use it all the time.i really like it


That's all I have ever used.

In fact, I have some in the dehydrator right now. 3.5 to 4hrs and it's done.

When finished, I will lay it out on a paper towel, place another paper towel over the top and pat out any fat.

My family loves it.

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#3042440 - 11/20/12 04:55 PM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: Crosshairy]
FULLDRAWXX75
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
I made some last year like this that had pork fat in it.

As others have said, it will take a lot longer to dry out (I think I did mine for about 30 hours in the dehydrator before I was satisfied).

Pros: Tastes good

Cons: the added fat makes the jerky look...weird. Some might say "gross". Everyone that tried it liked it, but in the future I will get lean burger made when destined for a jerky shooter gun.

Also, the sticks were "weeping" with fat afterwards. I felt like I was cooking bacon with all the beads of fat that came off of it. Keep some paper towels handy and wipe them down a lot to cut down on the fat sticking to the outside.
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#3047813 - 11/25/12 08:15 AM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
petestock
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I make both, my friends and family like the ground jerky the best.
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#3053508 - 11/28/12 02:46 PM Re: Ground deer for jerky [Re: petestock]
striperhunter90
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The ground is awesome. bbut i have found that a dry rub seasoning is the best. try nesco hot and spicy sold at wal mart for 5 bucks. its great
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