Ground Cajun Elk Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by nepas, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got 2lbs of ground Elk out for some Cajun Elk jerky. Going to cut in 1/2lb of brisket trim.

    Getting the water stuffer out with the jerky nozzle for making tomorrow.

    The cajun is normal cajun seasoning store bought. I ran it fine through my spice mill. 1/2 tsp cure #1

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    Lids on so the dry dont get funky overnight.

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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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  3. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You have to be drawn to get a Elk license here in Winnipeg and my buddy was just selected!!!  Hope to try all kinds of stuff if he is successful!!!

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  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

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  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got the cut in fat with the elk

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    1/2 Cup water with cure #1 dissolved

    1 Tbs vinegar

    1 Tbs Trehalose

    Cajun mix

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    Got notified that I have to go to Allentown, so no i gotta bag the mix until i get back [​IMG]

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  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Never could figure out how you can make jerky out of ground meat...could you please explain why this process is called jerky...thanks
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Pennsy has a drawing every year too.

    This year the grand total of licenses in the drawing is---------------56 !!

    NEPAS---I'll be waiting with Bomber when you get back from A-town !!

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    Bear
     
  8. I had no idea what this was.

    From Wikipedia

    Trehalose, also known as mycose or tremalose, is a natural alpha-linked disaccharide formed by an α,α-1,1-glucoside bond between two α-glucose units. In 1832, H.A.L. Wiggers discovered trehalose in an ergot of rye,[3] and in 1859 Marcellin Berthelot isolated it from trehala manna, a substance made by weevils, and named it trehalose.[4] It can be synthesised by fungi, plants, and invertebrate animals. It is implicated in anhydrobiosis — the ability of plants and animals to withstand prolonged periods of desiccation. It has high water retention capabilities, and is used in food and cosmetics. The sugar is thought to form a gel phase as cells dehydrate, which prevents disruption of internal cell organelles, by effectively splinting them in position. Rehydration then allows normal cellular activity to be resumed without the major, lethal damage that would normally follow a dehydration/rehydration cycle. Trehalose has the added advantage of being an antioxidant. Extracting trehalose used to be a difficult and costly process, but, recently, the Hayashibara company (Okayama, Japan) confirmed an inexpensive extraction technology from starch for mass production. Trehalose is currently being used for a broad spectrum of applications
     
  9. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    HAHAHAHAHAHAAH  I will be waiting!!
     
  10. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member


     I have made jerky lots of times out of ground meat.  You just use a jerky gun to form it into strips or sticks.  Then dry it like you would any other jerky. 
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well jerky is on hold until tomorrow because i gotta go with wife to Beckys drive in to sit there and watch Harry pot head [​IMG]

    Oh well i guess its worth it cuz i getta do lots of things.

    Going to use my water stuffer with the jerky nozzle. I have 20 lbs yet of ground Elk still...........Draw 34...34...34.....34....34.............HA
     
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  12. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHAH
     
  13. My daughters are going to see the Harry movie at midnight. Thank god I'm not.
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Apparently Becky's Drive-in has changed over the years.

    The one in Walnutport used to be Hard Core XXX Movies at that drive-in!!!

    Maybe the neighbors put a stop to it.

    Bear
     
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


    Meat....Cure....Dehydrate.... = Jerky. I make jerky from pork, beef and fowl, solid and ground both. It just matters on what is cheap at the time. If you want to get technical you could call ground meat snack sticks. [​IMG]
     
  16. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    From what my neighbor tells me you have it right.

    Freaking 2 am just to watch a show that will be out in 4 months....sheeeeesh

    Ok going to Cabelas with my son. He goes back to Ft Bragg tomorrow.....Jerky later
     
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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  18. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So i get the jerky extruded with my water stuffer.

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    Went pretty fast even

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    Go to my smoke area and my wife has boxes packed ready for moving right up against my smokers....WTH...I aint going to move that chit right now.

    SO

    The old stand by.   No them Tasty cakes is a figment of your imagination.

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  19. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    MMMMM Tasty Cakes.....

      Craig
     

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