We found our new favorite snack! While biltong beef jerky is traditionally made in South Africa, there are numerous purveyors of biltong making it in the United States based on the traditional South African recipes. We found our favorites and they are showcased below in alphabetical order. Are you a jerky super fan?
WHAT IS BILTONG JERKY?
- Biltong is high in protein and one serving typically offers 14-16 grams of protein.
- It is a traditional South African delicacy made from air drying spiced beef for three weeks.
- Biltong is made with the absence of heat, while most beef jerky is cooked with heat in a dehydrator.
- The drying process results in a jerky that is much more tender and less chewy than traditional American jerky.
- Together with the drying process, vinegar, salt and spices, namely coriander and black pepper, are added to biltong to cure the beef.
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Our Favorite Made in USA Biltong Jerky Brands
You are going to absolutely love Ayoba Traditional Biltong made with beef, sea salt, coriander, Worcestershire powder, pepper, vinegar. It's tender, flavorful, melt in your mouth goodness. Find this Whole30 friendly jerky at your local Whole Foods, Giant, Wegmans and Sprouts Farmers Market. Visit the Ayoba Amazon shop.
Biltong, or dried beef slices, are traditional beef delicacies which originated in South Africa. Brooklyn Biltong makes its seasoned, dried grass-fed biltong meat in Brooklyn. Biltong slices are traditionally cut to include a fine layer of fat which maintains the meat’s tender flavor. The jerky is made from fine cuts of beef which are rubbed with vinegar & spices before being hung to naturally dry which maintains the meat’s natural, tender flavor. We’re sure you’ll love it as much as we did. It’s free of additives, colorings, MSG, or nitrates. Visit the Brooklyn Biltong Amazon shop.
Kalahari Biltong is made in the USA from the finest single-source, top-round American Beef. The brand's mission is to bring a centuries-old South African tradition of enjoying beef in its simplest, unaltered form to you. Their biltong is a tender flavorful beef experience that results in is a cross between jerky, slow-roasted beef, and the finest Italian prosciutto. Six simple ingredients make this beef biltong burst with flavor for a perfect on-the-go, high protein pre-work snack. Visit the Kalahari Snacks Amazon store.
Stryve Biltong makes its biltong with the traditional process of air drying the beef while offering flavors more aligned with what you'd see offered in American style beef jerky. There flavors include Original, Smoked, Teriyaki, Peri-Peri, and Garlic. My personal favorite flavor is the Garlic. It's made with beef, salt, brown sugar, flavorings, vinegar, raisin juice concentrate and garlic, making for a bold biltong jerky option. Visit the Stryve Biltong Snacks Amazon store.
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I don’t understand your concern with “made in USA.”
Many products that are “made in USA” are made in USA (prisons). Thanks to President Biden, who passed the 1994 Crime Bill, which put thousands of people of color, mostly black men, in prison for minor offenses. Prisoners are the only legal slaves in the US.
But they were underemployed, anyway, so they should be grateful that they got a job, even if it only pays perhaps 14¢ an hour!
Bitlong jerky is delicious!
I agree, Kelly! Ayoba-yo and Brooklyn Biltong are my favorite of the brands.