You Have Never Had Beef Jerky Like This!

Organic Beef Jerky

September 22, 2010   121 Comments

A few weeks ago, Snack Girl featured an alarming photograph of mechanically separated chicken. Is this what goes into our food?

Well, most jerky that you find at the convenience store is made of pork and mechanically separated chicken. And, it doesn't taste very good.

But, there is an alternative! I recently made a new pal, Rod, a rancher from Wyoming. He runs Rocky Mountain Organic Meats and he can be found fixing fences and making organic beef jerky.

The way he makes it is exactly the opposite of the way commercial jerky is made. First of all, the beef is organic - which means NO feedlots, NO antibiotics or hormones, NO animal by products in the feed. And it means plenty of grass, roaming, clean water (snow melt) and freedom (which cattle really like).

He takes muscle from one of the cows, mixes organic spices, coats the meat with them, and then hangs them in a smoker. The smoke is produced by hickory and apple wood. Then, he hand cuts it and puts in plastic bags for our consumption.

It is an INCREDIBLY inefficient way to prepare beef and that is the way Rod likes it. He believes food needs to be sustainable like water and air - and he just needs a few thousand customers to support his small business.

It isn't easy for cattle ranchers to get a USDA certified organic rating. So, when you see it, you know it is something special.

But, ORGANIC, isn't the reason why I love this beef jerky. This stuff tastes great! It is low in calories and a great source of protein. You can shove it in your backpack or purse and it will keep forever.

(Remember, people used to carry dried beef with them when they had to travel far without any refrigeration available.)

For one ounce of beef jerky, there are 90 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 11 grams of protein.

Also, you have to really chew it. This jerky can't just be shoved in your mouth. It will take you a while to eat it and it will keep you satisfied until your next meal.

Just to let you know, Rocky Mountain Organic Meats also features "beef sticks" which remind me of cheese sticks (see beef sticks). They are great to shove into a lunch box. My kids couldn't chew the jerky, but they loved these.

This product was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.


Want to read about snacks?
Mix It Up For A Delicious Snack
Healthy Halloween Candy
Healthy Choices in Vending Machines
Want Fewer Dirty Dishes? Try This Healthy Trick


Get Free Email Updates! Yes please!


121 Comments:

My favorite would be the organic honey pepper beef jerky.

on September 22, 2010

I follow you on twitter as 4HSGLRY

on September 22, 2010

tweeted this on twitter using the tweet button in the share box.

on September 22, 2010

I love love love jerky. My dad makes his own venison jerky which is great. Can't wait to try the Rocky Mountain varieties, and I see they make organic hot dogs, too!

on September 22, 2010

The beef pepper jerky sounds great!

on September 22, 2010

the honey pepper beef jerky sounds good. Maybe I'll treat my dogs with an organic treat too!

on September 22, 2010

The honey jerky sounds fun. This looks like a great snack even though I am not normally a jerky person. Their sausages also look really great.

on September 22, 2010

mmm! I keep jerky on hand and would love to try "real" jerky.

on September 22, 2010

The organic beef honey jerky looks amazing!

on September 22, 2010

FB Follower

on September 22, 2010

It all looks good but I'd like to try the beef sticks or the breakfast sausage.

on September 22, 2010

I just LOVE summer sausage! But everything looks sooo good! Thanks for spreading the word!

on September 22, 2010

The honey beef jerky or the summer sausage would be my favorite.

on September 22, 2010

It all looks really delicious, but as a lifelong New Yorker the one I'd be most interested to try is the pastrami. YUM.

on September 22, 2010

I'm a summer sausage junkie. That'd be my choice.

on September 22, 2010

Any beef, any time, any way!
It's what's for snack time!

on September 22, 2010

I'm a big fan of jerky and usually make my own, but I would love to try the Rocky Mountain Organic Meat Snacks jerky! The spicier the better for me!

on September 22, 2010

Honey beef jerky looks so good!! Great products!

on September 22, 2010

Mmmmm.......beef pepper jerky! Sounds so good!!

on September 22, 2010

The beef sticks look good. I also follow you on Twitter and will re-tweet this post.

on September 22, 2010

Hmmm...it's a tie between the honey pepper beef jerky and the summer sausage.

on September 22, 2010

Honey beef sounds awesome!!

on September 22, 2010

Yum! I want to try the hot pepper beef!

on September 22, 2010

I love honey jerky, so that's what I would like to try. But I'm also fascinated at the thought of a hot dog that is good for you! What a concept!

on September 22, 2010

organic honey beef jerky sounds DELICIOUS!

on September 22, 2010

I really want to try the honey pepper beef jerky

on September 22, 2010

I love beef jerky and would love to try this Rocky Mountain Organic Meat Snacks jerky!

on September 22, 2010

Honey Pepper - sounds yummy! And hotdogs - my husband loves hotdogs, but we rarely eat them because of all the junk -but i bet these would be great!

on September 22, 2010

Do I have to pick? Need to add meat to my diet, so if there were a gun to my head --> BEEF STICKS!!! :)

on September 22, 2010

Sounds good.

on September 22, 2010

I am loving the idea of the honey pepper jerky, but also the fact that honey is used as sweetener versus sugar!

on September 22, 2010

Organic Beef Sticks would be my choice! Thanks for the great information.

on September 22, 2010

BEEF STICKS!!

on September 22, 2010

It all looks good, but the Organic Pepper Honey beef is the one I want to try.

on September 22, 2010

I follow you on Facebook!

on September 22, 2010

I follow you on Twitter!

on September 22, 2010

The pepper jerky and the summer sausage both sound great!

on September 22, 2010

The Honey Pepper Beef Jerky sounds delicious!!

on September 22, 2010

I would say the breakfast sausage or the hotdogs.

on September 22, 2010

Hot Pepper Beef is the way to go - the spicier, the better!

on September 22, 2010

The organic honey pepper beef jerky! I love beef jerky (especially asian kind) and it always makes me super super super disappointed whenever I give in to the craving and buys something from the supermarket. Always taste like crap, super hard to chew, tons of tendon, and just overall...crap. -_-;;; I need to get from my mom her recipe. it's SO GOOD.

in any case, I'm already a follower of your fb account. :D

on September 22, 2010

The Organic Beef Snack Sampler looks good to me! And Gluten Free!

on September 22, 2010

It all looks AWESOME! I think the peppered jerky would be great and the beef sticks.

on September 22, 2010

I'd get the beef sticks - I am doing Atkins and love all this selection of meat!

on September 22, 2010

Oh man, I am so glad to find this site! My boys love jerky and beef sticks. I love that there is a better alternative for them. Can't wait to try these!

on September 22, 2010

The honey pepper jerky sounds yummy!

on September 22, 2010

Definitely the organic honey beef jerky, but, the sampler would be fun to try everything too! :D

on September 22, 2010

I am licking my chops over the organic rack of lamb.

on September 22, 2010

Would love to try the beef pepper jerkey. This organic jerkey sounds delicious and I'm sure it tastes even better!!

on September 22, 2010

I loved peppered jerky, and would love to try this organic brand, you make it sound delicious. Thanks for the post Snack Girl!

on September 22, 2010

I love jerky, especially peppered jerky but don't often buy it because it is so processed. I would love to try this brand.

on September 22, 2010

Mm definitely honey beef jerky!!!!!!

on September 22, 2010

I LOVE Summer Sausage, so that would be my pick!

on September 22, 2010

My family loves beef jerky. It all looks really good, "the beef snack sampler" would be a great way to try several things.

on September 22, 2010

The Organic Honey Pepper Beef Jerky sounds good!

on September 22, 2010

Omigosh. Beef jerky sound delicious right now! I haven't had jerky for a long long time and that sounds perfect. I love salty snacks vs. sweets.

on September 22, 2010

beef pepper jerky!!

on September 22, 2010

We will have to try this it sounds great! Always looking for a healthier beef jerky...It is so great for road trips!

on September 22, 2010

Looks and sounds great! Will have to try the pepper beef jerky!

on September 22, 2010

I'm dying to try the honey jerky.

on September 22, 2010

They all look good! I am most excited to try the pastrami.

on September 22, 2010

Oh my -- they all looks so yummy. What to pick, what to pick? Okay, I'll go with the organic breakfast sausage! Great contest Snack Girl -- thanks!

on September 22, 2010

I think the honey jerky sounds great!

on September 22, 2010

I would like to try the honey pepper beef jerkey. Also, I follow Snack-Girl on Facbook and Twitter. My twitter account is @RnnrGirl, and I also tweeted this. :-)

on September 22, 2010

Honey Pepper jerky, Snack Girl! Thanks for the give-away!

on September 22, 2010

I would like to try the honey beef jerky -- looks great!

on September 22, 2010

The beef pepper jerky sounds wonderful! And I love that he labels gluten free items sicne I am gluten free!

on September 22, 2010

Organic beef sticks would be a huge hit with my whole family!

on September 22, 2010

I'm sold on the pepper jerky!! and it's gluten free:-)cc

on September 22, 2010

I would like to try the pastrami and my husband loves summer sausage. The beef sticks look interesting too, good for traveling.

on September 22, 2010

The honey pepper jerkey looks great!!!

on September 22, 2010

I would TOTALLY go for the honey pepper jerkey! YUM!

on September 22, 2010

My DH is a big bow hunter and LOVES to keep jerky on hand while he's in the deer stand. I'm sure we'd all love the honey pepper jerky.

on September 22, 2010

Mmm... pepper beef sounds fantastic!

on September 22, 2010

Wow, it so great to see a cattle rancher that really cares about his cattle! I will always buy organic meat when I see it in the stores. So, if I had to choose and it was very hard to do that, I would love to try his honey beef jerky. It sounds so yummy! Thanks for all you do!

on September 22, 2010

I'm on a weight loss journey and I'm always looking for snacks that I can take with me and will keep me from getting hungry. The Pepper Jerky or the beef sticks look like they'd be great. Though the sausages look very appealing. Actually pretty much everything on the site looks like it'd be great to try.

on September 22, 2010

Summer Sausage looks great as well as the beef jerky! yum!

on September 22, 2010

The Organic Beef Pepper Jerky looks awesome! I absolutely love beef jerky but hate all junk they put in it normally.

on September 22, 2010

I love beef jerky and would love to give this a try!

on September 22, 2010

I love beef jerky, and the organic beef pepper value pack sounds delicious!

on September 22, 2010

I absolutely love beef jerky! My boyfriend would love the peppered one...

on September 23, 2010

I would love to try the beef pepper jerky! I used to often eat the jerky sold in stores but it's been YEARS because I no longer wanted to put that stuff in my body - but the Rocky Mountain products look great. I'd even let my twins try them.

on September 23, 2010

Thats looks amazing,,, my daughter just asked me the other day, can You find some natural jerky, She would really LOVE to try that. I want it! :)

on September 23, 2010

the honey jerky sounds yummmm
hancoci_s at msn dot com

on September 23, 2010

i follow you on twitter
hancoci_s at msn dot com

on September 23, 2010

I would love to try the organic beef honey jerky. I love snacking on jerky!

on September 23, 2010

The honey beef jerky looks really yummy!

on September 23, 2010

It is a hard decision! I think the honey jerky sounds so yummy! My daughter would like the breakfast sausage and my son really likes beef sticks. They even have doggie treats (bones) that my three 4-legged "kids" would love.
Great website!

on September 23, 2010

Honey Beef Jerkey sounds delicious!

on September 23, 2010

The Honey Pepper Jerkey sounds intriguing! I'm placing an order - my husband's going to freak out!

on September 23, 2010

Sampler pack for me! That way, I get to try several different flavors!

on September 24, 2010

Wow. We get some nice jerky up here in VT but this stuff sounds amazing. I'd go for the peppered stuff. Property tax is due this month but next month I may have to order some of this.

on September 24, 2010

I have to choose a favorite? I guess sampler pack, so I don't really have to choose! I'm excited that they're gluten-free. Yay!
I like you on Facebook, and I follow you on Twitter!

on September 24, 2010

Hard to choose!! Beef sticks or honey jerky look amazing though! I like you on FB and Twitter

on September 24, 2010

Organic Beef Garlic Sausage

on September 24, 2010

I follow you on Twitter @rachelflavin

on September 24, 2010

The honey jerky sounds good!

on September 24, 2010

Never heard of "honey" jerky! That sounds awesome, all of them do!

on September 24, 2010

I don't think I can pick!!! They all look delicious.

We've been looking into buying a quantity of grass-fed beef after reading David Servan-Schreiber's book, AntiCancer. He cites research indicating that grass-fed animals -- rather than grain-fed animals -- provide us with meat higher in Omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation in our bodies, and that, in turn, reduces our risk of cancer.

In my opinion, everyone needs to read this book. It could help to drive our demand for foods that are more whole and natural.

on September 25, 2010

The organic pepper beef jerky!

on September 25, 2010

The Organic Beef Honey Jerky sounds tasty!

on September 26, 2010

I'd love to try the beef honey jerky, but I know my hubby would like the peppered.
sporadiccook@gmail.com

on September 27, 2010

I'd really love to try the organic beef sticks! I've always wanted to try making my own, too. I do follow you on Twitter (Heliotropist) and am a fan on FB too.

on September 27, 2010

Honey jerky would be my pick! Wyoming and WY ranchers have a warm place in my heart - especially if ORGANIC! WY was my hubby's home state and where his granddad ranched for decades. :)

on September 27, 2010

I would love to try Rocky Mountain Organic Meats. There's really so many snacks it is hard to pick one, but I think I'd have to try the beef sticks first. I like snacks that I can take on the go, and you certainly can't beat organic meat :)

on September 27, 2010

Organic Honey Pepper Beef Jerky is sweet & spicy...got to love it!

on September 27, 2010

Summer Sausage - Mmmmmmm!
susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

on September 27, 2010

Organic Beef Honey Jerky looks delicious. :)

on September 27, 2010

Organic honey beef jerky sounds delicious as do all the others!

on September 28, 2010

The Honey Pepper Beef jerky sounds awesome! :)

I follow you on twitter, too, @girlinchucks

on September 28, 2010

The honey beef jerky sounds amazing! I also follow you on twitter @kyten

on September 28, 2010

Honey pepper beef jerky! Looks perfect for the current camping and hiking season.

on September 28, 2010

Yum! In for the contest... great stuff!

on September 28, 2010

THIS CONTEST ENDED SEPT 29TH, 2010.

on September 29, 2010

Honey Beef Jerky sounds best!

on October 3, 2010

I follow you on Twitter!

on October 3, 2010

Just commented on your Wall about Rocky Mountain Organic Honey Beef Jerky!

on October 3, 2010

I will be trying the Organic honey beef jerky (gluten free)and am looking forward to it!

on October 31, 2010

Are you familiar with Tanka Bar & Tanka Bites? It is prairie raised buffalo mixed with tart cranberries in a jerky/pemmican like preparation. Sooo tasty, only thing that keeps me from eating more is the price.
http://www.tankabar.com

on March 22, 2011

While visiting South Africa, the meat markets totally had a dried meat section, they called it Biltong. What is nice about Biltong is that they use vinegar to cure the meat instead of Salt. Beef Jerky without all the salt. Very tasty and healty

on April 1, 2015


Add a comment:

(required)

(required, never published)


Welcome!

I'm Snack Girl and my website is devoted to becoming healthier. I create recipes, review food products, and support those on a healthy journey.


 

Subscribe to Snack Girl's Free Newsletter

New subscribers get our exclusive list of 100 healthy snack ideas &


© 2019 Snack-Girl.com