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Carnivore Diet Beef Chips Recipe | Crispy Brisket Beef Jerky

Here's how to make the best carnivore diet beef chips! This recipe is also great for those on the keto diet, paleo diet, low-carb diet, or any animal-based diet, etc (though it can be enjoyed by anyone). This blog post contains affiliate links.

These beef chips are so delicious and so easy to make! The only ingredients are beef and salt, and they are packed full of flavor. The dehydrated fat has a bit of a "buttery" flavor and its absolutely delicious. My family loves them, and I often make them as gifts for my family members.

I'd recommend using grass-fed beef if possible, but conventional beef works great for this too! They're lots of fun to make, and will be sure to satisfy your crispy/crunchy cravings. The only bad thing about these beef chips is that they're hard to stop eating, and they'll be gone before you know it.

How should I store my beef chips?

Store them at room temperature in a plastic bag and try to get all the air out! A glass container will work too. If you'd like them to last longer than a month, put them in the freezer!

Where can I find thinly sliced beef?

Many grocery stores sell thinly sliced beef. This recipe works great with any cut of beef, but my favorite is brisket. Costco has thinly sliced NY strip steak that makes amazing jerky. Asian grocery stores often sell thinly sliced beef at a good price. You may also want to ask your butcher if they can slice the beef for you, as that will save a lot of time.

Personally, I wanted to start making my beef chips with higher quality, grass-fed beef. I get the 8lb grass-fed packer briskets from White Oak Pastures and slice the beef myself with a meat slicer. It ended up being significantly cheaper than using the conventional meat from costco. And it tasted better too!

The Cuisinart meat slicer we have isn't that great, but it did the job. I'm guessing if you want one that works really well, you'll need to invest in a more expensive one!

If you don't have a good local source for grass-fed beef, I'd highly recommend White Oak Pastures. Their beef is unaged and absolutely delicious.

What meat slicer do you have? Any tips for slicing the meat?

The Cuisinart meat slicer we have isn't the best, but it did the job. I'm guessing if you want one that works really well, you'll need to invest in a more expensive one!

The best tip I have for slicing your meat is do it when the meat is still partially frozen. It slices much smoother and easier this way! Make the slices as thin as they'll go without falling apart.

Why get a stainless steel dehydrator?

Using a heavy duty stainless steel dehydrator really makes a big difference, especially if you're making jerky often. When I started making jerky, I had a plastic circular one. It worked okay, but because the heat was coming from the bottom of the racks, the dehydrating was very uneven. Using a stainless steel one will allow for the dehydrating process

I'd recommend the Cosori stainless steel dehydrators. They have both a 6-tray and a 10-tray option. We have the 6-tray but are considering upgrading because we love making huge batches of jerky!

Cosori has generously offered my community 30% off their dehydrators with this link and the code "RACH30". The code only works at for the Vesync online store, so be sure to follow the link. This is the best deal I've found for a quality stainless steel dehydrator!

Whats different about the popcorn salt?

When I started making beef chips, I used Redmond fine salt. That still tastes great, but it really took it up a notch when I started using their popcorn salt. It's very fine, similar to the consistency of powdered sugar. The meat soaks in the salt and it enhances the flavor of the jerky.

Can I add seasonings to my beef chips?

Yes, of course. If you'd like to add seasonings, go for it! I'm no longer doing a strict carnivore diet, but I love the taste of the simple beef and salt jerky, so I don't season it. But I'm sure it would taste great!

Can I travel with these on a plane?

Yes, absolutely! These make the perfect snacks for travel, and you can take them through TSA. I've even taken them to Europe and didn't have any issues going through customs.

There have been many occasions where I've eaten mostly beef chips for days at a time. That's the beauty of an animal-based diet. It's simple and nutrient dense.

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If you try this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments down below! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and YouTube for more recipes and fun content!

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