Best Beef Jerky is in New Mexico

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New Mexico Beef Jerky

Best Beef Jerky
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New Mexico beef jerky has become my new favorite. While I have always loved and still DO love Robertsons beef jerky, a recent trip through Albuquerque, New Mexico has given me the chance to try something entirely new and different. New Mexico beef jerky is thin – so think that it crumbles in your mouth. Unlike other beef jerky that is full of gristle and chewiness, the Vigil’s beef jerky from New Mexico has nothing but dried, cured beef that falls apart the moment it hits your tongue. This stuff is magic. While visiting 2 or 3 different travel stops, I had the opportunity to try a few of the different, New Mexico-style brands. They were all very good, but the Vigil’s was my favorite due to its consistency – just the right amount of salt throughout. There is one thing, however, that I think makes New Mexico beef jerky the very best: simplicity. The natural flavor has no extra seasonings – no MSG, nitrites or anything else that would make you question what you are eating. What you taste is 100% natural beef with a tad of salt flavoring. There are no artificial ingredients. This is what real beef jerky should be and used to be back in the days when John Wayne was eating it in the Westerns. And, in case you haven’t clicked on the picture to the left, you probably should know that you don’t have to go all the way to New Mexico to get it. You can order Vigil’s Beef Jerky online. Just click the image or the link.



Robertson's "Real" Beef Jerky
Robertson’s Beef Jerky

If you’re wondering how to make beef jerky, or looking for the perfect Beef Jerky recipes, you might want to visit a smoky ham plant in central Oklahoma. We are certain that the very best beef jerky recipe is stashed away at Robertson’s Hams in Marietta, Oklahoma, where Robertson’s Beef Jerky is made.
Want some jerky?
Want some jerky?

Best Beef Jerky Recipe

There is a line from an old cowboy movie somewhere in which John Wayne, while riding across the desert on a horse, asks one of the other characters, “Do you want some jerky?” I always imagined that the beef jerky referred to in the movie is the real thing; real jerky. It only makes sense that in order to find that perfect beef jerky recipe or learn how to make beef jerky, we need to agree on what real jerky is like. Robertson’s calls their product, “Real” Beef Jerky.

Robertsons Beef Jerky

I stumbled upon Robertsons beef jerky in my many travels through Oklahoma. It can be found in Loves Gas stations and other road stops in the surrounding areas of Oklahoma. Less commonly, you may be lucky enough to find it in some of the nearby, neighboring states. A large, 1lb container is rather expensive at $20.00, but once you’ve tried it, you’ll never be able to eat another brand of beef jerky, until you’ve mastered your own Beef Jerky Recipe. Actually, the $20.00 price is only available at the gas stops in Oklahoma. If you buy online or at other places in neighboring states, expect to pay $25.00. What makes Robertson’s “real” beef jerky so good? To start with, it is the smoke. Open up a small package or unscrew the lid on a 1lb container, and your nostrils will be filled with an appetizing aroma of smoke – smoke that is reminiscent of the thick, Oklahoma woods in which this tasty stuff is dried, cured, seasoned and produced. Unlike other beef jerky recipes, Robertson’s is fairly thin, dry and rather crisp on the outside, with no visible signs of oil or grease. It is brittle enough to almost snap in your hands, yet durable and chewy enough to keep your teeth busy devouring it. Their beef jerky recipe is so tasty, you will enjoy just licking the outside of a piece before biting into it with your teeth. If you want to know how to make beef jerky or find the best beef jerky recipe, don’t jerk around. You will want to give Robertson’s a try, first. Head for the woods of Oklahoma or buy it online today! Maybe your own best beef jerky recipes will make it big someday and be featured on a future review at Product Review Ratings.

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3 thoughts on “Best Beef Jerky is in New Mexico”

  1. This is truly the worlds BEST beef jerky! I buy it by the 5lb’s I know it may seem expensive but…ooo its the BEST! once u try will be hard to open any other package of jerky! NOTHING compares! I found it in a Loves gas station 3 1/2 years ago on out way to Disneyland…only bought a little pack and opened it 200 miles later…i could not wait for our return trip 1 week later to swing by the one and only place u can purchase it in the state of California…and that’s 3 hrs from my home…so online ordering is what i do…the seasoning the smell the taste is like no other! So if you have a craving or even a jerky tooth! I’m telling you place an order you wont be disappointed…it does take about 8 days to get to Ca from OK…so you will have to wait for your reorder which is what i am doing right now!

    Grab a can for a road trip…a movie…or an evening on the couch! You will love it!

  2. I totally agree. I found it at a little mom and pop gas station in Alabama about 20+ years ago. I was running low on gas and pulled in. At the register, it caught my eye. I am not a fan of “wet” or greasy jerky and this looked pretty good. Same story as above, I bought it, hit the road on my way to Atlanta and opened it too far gone to turn around for more. I was hooked. It was just a little single-serve package and it didn’t last at all. On my way back home, I bought the last ten packages they had. THEN, I noticed the 800 number on the card inside. I’ve been ordering ever since. That gas station became my favorite when heading north. I never drove by without stopping… in either direction. Back on a trip to AL after a number of years, 10 or so, I made my normal pit-stop, only to find they didn’t carry it any more. Too bad for them. It was a little place in the middle of nowhere… No reason to stop there now.

    Some complain about it being dry and too chewy, but that’s real jerky, cowboy style. It’s whole, recognizable slices of meat, seasoned simply and has a great smokey flavor. To me it is, by far, the best I’ve ever had. If you’re staring down a jar of it and don’t like it quite so dry, go for a piece that looks more red than dark brown. They will all give your jaw a good workout, but I find the redder the strip, it is generally a tad bit juicier.

    • Great post. Thanks for sharing your opinions on beef jerky. I agree whole heatedly about real jerky being dry, smoky and simply seasoned. I really enjoy having something tough to work with and chew. It keeps you occupied on long drives.


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