The Absolute Best Cut Of Steak To Make Your Own Beef Jerky
By TALIN VARTANIAN
Packed with protein, iron, and other essential vitamins, beef jerky is a tasty choice for those who crave nutritious snacks on the go. There are many beef cuts that can be used to make jerky, but one in particular will make the very best jerky.
The "London Broil," or top round steak, is beloved by commercial jerky companies for its low costs and lean flavors. Fatty cuts of meat are not an ideal choice for making jerky since it's difficult to draw out moisture from fatty tissues, which also makes their shelf life quite short.
That isn't a problem for top round steak since it only has 7.7 grams of total fat per every 3 ounces. A pound of dry jerky requires three pounds of top round steak, because fresh meat shrinks throughout the dehydrating process.