Beef Jerky (two ways)
A great way to utilise cheaper cuts of good quality meat when you're eating a meat-based diet, and to get some variety with texture and flavour than just making patties all the time.
2 whole eggs (pastured organic when possible)
400g grass-fed beef mince (lean is best)
1 tbsp grass-fed pure beef gelatin powder
1 tbsp spring/filtered water
Mineral salt to taste
If you don't tolerate egg whites simply use 4 yolks instead of 2 whole eggs
Handy items to have
Mini muffin tray (with at least 24 spots)
Blender or food processor
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius (fan-forced) and have the mini muffin tray nearby
In a small container/cup/bowl add the water then sprinkle the gelatin powder over the surface to "bloom" (soften) the gelatin
Spoon that mixture into the blender jug or food processor and add remaining ingredients
Blitz until well combined (should only take a few seconds to properly combine the mince with the eggs and gelatin)
Spoon the mixture into the mini muffin tray then place in the oven and bake for 10-15 mins or until golden brown on top
Once cooked let the muffins cool for a couple of minutes then gently remove them from the tray and serveFeel free to add natural organic fresh or dried herbs and spices of choice for added flavour. We eat mostly carnivore now so we kept this fully carnivore-friendly.
The gelatin and water will add a little moisture so there will be some liquid appearing around the edges but that's totally fine. The gelatin adds softness and slight stickiness which is nice and creates a little bubbling on the surfaces of the mini muffins.
Gelatin is a powerhouse 'superfood' and adds so much nutrition to the already nutrient-dense meat and eggs used!
Find out more about gelatin here