Peppered Beef Jerky
Bold Flavor with a Kick
Premium beef seasoned with salt and fresh black pepper to create a mouth-watering, healthy snack that's full of flavor!
Handmade for Over 30 Years
Each batch of peppered beef jerky is made from lean, hand-seasoned beef that is carefully slow-dried in ovens engineered & built by owner/operator Matthew Chavez. This proprietary process creates a crisper, tastier beef jerky that's lightweight and doesn't require refrigeration.
We only use USDA-approved top round beef to provide our customers with impeccable quality and value in every bag.
100% All-Natural Ingredients
- Garlic Powder
Our peppered beef jerky has a high protein content, and is low in fat and low in carbohydrates. It contains no sugars, no preservatives, and no artificial flavors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is New Mexico beef jerky?
Traditional carne seca, also known as New Mexico beef jerky, is a light, crispy meat-based snack with a different taste and texture than the greasy beef sticks often sold in grocery stores. Our beef jerky is thinly sliced and fully dehydrated, giving it a crisp snap when you bite into it. It is not soft and chewy like commercial brands.
How is beef jerky made?
We start with USDA Choice top round beef that gets trimmed by hand and thinly-sliced using a deli-style meat slicer. The slices are arranged in stainless steel trays and spices are applied to both sides of the beef to ensure consistent flavoring in each bite. The trays are then placed in our own custom-made ovens and cooked at low temperature to slowly draw out moisture, replicating the traditional sun-dried method of making New Mexico beef jerky (carne seca). The result is a thin, crispy, flavorful snack that can be enjoyed anywhere!
How long does beef jerky last?
Old Santa Fe Trail Beef Jerky is fully dehydrated and sealed in air-tight packaging, extending its official shelf life to 8 months after packing. While properly-stored jerky may stay fresh for much longer, we recommend eating it before the expiration date printed on the back of each bag.
Does beef jerky contain nitrates, nitrites, or other preservatives?
All of our beef jerky is free of added nitrates and nitrites; however, our Red Chile Teryiaki flavor does contain trace amounts (0.001%) of sodium benzoate as a preservative.