Best Beef Jerky Brands in Australia

Are you a fan of beef jerky and cannot do without them? Have you been scouring the supermarkets and trying out various brands but not hit upon the best one yet? We have the answers to all your queries. Go ahead and read where you can source the best beef jerky in Australia and how you can buy them without craving for it for days.

Quality is of the highest importance

Jerky’s taste depends on a lot of factors. The quality of protein used is of significant importance to someone that believes in healthy snacking. The best beef jerky gets made from organic meat or from animals that are only fed on grass. This is a better alternative. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

If you are health conscious or an athlete or are watching your weight, grass-fed meat is best for you. The jerky will then have lower fat and higher proteins. It will also be filling for you when you grab it between your meals.

There are many jerky brands in Australia

Buying the best beef jerky can be quite a challenge because there are not two or three or four brands selling them. There are at least ten and counting. It can be hard to know which one to pick up. Here are a few things that you must know and look for before buying the one for your family.

Jerky is the national favorite snack

Meat is first seasoned and marinated. The marinated meat is then cut into thin strips and dried at a temperature of fifty degrees centigrade. The drying process can take up to 15 hours or more.

Mass-produced beef jerky Vs. quality jerky made by small businesses:

Jerky that has been available in Australia for years has customers complaining about its quality and taste. The traditionally available jerky is mass-produced. They may not be the best in raw materials. Small businesses are taking it forward by procuring good quality meat and making them in smaller batches. They sell it on various e-commerce sites to keep the costing under the tab.

Because of the low markup on prices, bigger businesses settle for low-quality meat to make profits. Mass-produced jerky also has undesirable ingredients in them like sugar more than permissible, water, artificial color, flavors, and preservatives that can be harmful to your health in the long run.

The perfect snack

Homemade Beef jerky is a marinated steak that has a fantastic shelf life. To top this, they come in bite-sized pieces, which make them not just convenient but also nutritious. They are so portable you can take them with you wherever you go, whether to the beach, the mountains or the cinema. You can even take it to your office and snack on it instead of carb-laden snacks from the canteen.

homemade beef jerky

Storing the jerky

Make sure to consume the packet of jerky within three to four days max. Jerky left in the open spoils because its fats oxidize in the air. They will turn rancid and can even have mold growing on it.

If you are consuming jerky that is a couple of days old, make sure that you eat them in a place where you can inspect their appearance. They should still have their original color, and they must taste the meat. If you suspect them to be spoilt because of discoloration or notice the growth of mold, discard them immediately. Jerky with too much fat spoils faster.

That is precisely why you must go for the smaller packaging of jerky. That way, you can finish them quickly and do not risk spoiling them. Supermarkets across Australia sell jerky in medium and large packets. You must pick them up only if you are confident that you will consume them quickly.

Things to keep in mind when you open your favorite packet of jerky:

  1. As a rule, go for jerky with lesser fat on them;
  2. Jerky with more fat can spoil fast and so have shorter shelf-life;
  3. Store the open packet of jerky in the fridge and keep the oxygen away by clipping the plastic bag;
  4. Refrigeration will slow down the spoiling of jerky;
  5. If there is no fridge, invest in an airtight container or a vacuum sealing pack to empty the contents;
  6. Put your money into jerky that comes with thicker packaging, zip sealing bags, and oxygen absorbers.

The best Australian jerky is cut against the grain:

While many jerky makers cut it with the grain, we highly recommend jerky that is cut against it. This is because the blade of the knife intersects the natural lines of beef. The steak cut against the grain is easier on the teeth. All the hard work of cutting the fibers is already done, and so the jerky is super soft to eat. Softer, less chewy jerky will be easy to eat when you are on the move.

The final word:

Buy jerky in smaller packaging and from smaller businesses. You can procure them online instead of buying them off the supermarket shelves. Make sure you are buying jerky with less fat on them. It must also be cut against the grain for the perfect tasty snack. Enjoy your jerky, and thank us later!


Live Acoustic Music during Dinner

Every third Friday of the month we enjoy the acoustic stylings of local guitarist Al Rivoli during dinner!

How long has it been since you have let yourself go and enjoyed some nice music in the background while you were also having a nice meal? Long gone are the times when every restaurant had some amazing music in the background to give some more charm to the restaurant or the bar.

Well, we have decided to hire a professional acoustic guitarist so that we can get some of that charm back into our restaurant. While we pride ourselves on the amazing meals we can offer, we also love to make our guests more relaxed and as comfortable as possible. With that idea in our mind, we recognize that there is nothing on the radio that can liven up people’s spirits as an acoustic guitarist can. Al Rivoli is an amazing performer that has been a musician for several years and the acoustic guitar is his special friend that he does not leave his home without.

So, if you are in the mood to have a nice dinner away from your kitchen, and if you are intrigued by our acoustic performer give us a chance to lighten up your night on every third Friday of the month. Al Rivoli is excited to show you his favorite song that he sings with his unique voice and his lifelong companion, his guitar. Take a nice relaxing night away from the mess that is left in your kitchen after making dinner for your yourself and your significant other and let us help you relax and have a full belly at the same time. Our restaurant is also family friendly so you can even bring the whole family on this wonderful night.

Stop by during dinner to enjoy a tasty barbeque meal and listen to some classic favorites played by local guitarist Al Rivoli! He’s extremely talented and takes requests.

Holiday Party Season is Upon Us!

This week kicks off our busy holiday party season! Our amazing, private upstairs bar area is just perfect for any corporate gathering, Friendsgiving, or family get-together. And the best part is – you don’t have to do the cooking! We take care of anything you could imagine. We all have a stressful day, the kind that has been only getting worse, the best cure after such a day is to give yourself some nice relaxation time. While we don’t offer massages, we have the next best things, food, and drinks! Come visit us and give yourself some leeway and enjoy our amazing bar that offers more drinks to choose from than you can possibly drink in one week.

The perfect spot to relax with your friends, family or just by yourself as we have several different offers for all sort of groups. With a warm drink, all you need is a nice meal and we have the best barbecue in the state. Try our many different dishes until you feel so full that you can’t think of food until tomorrow. If you are in the mood to that it’s just too big of a hassle to make dinner tonight and you definitely don’t want to clean up after the meal is done, then you should give us a chance to do everything for you and still make you an amazing meal just as good as you would in your home, and even better!

Give us a chance as we aim to impress and we guarantee that once you try our barbecue you will never go back to any other way of eating barbecue.

It’s that time of year!

Warm up to your colleagues with some of our delicious cocktails and scrumptious barbecue!

From our St. Louis Sticky Ribs and Pulled Pork, to our Homemade Corn Bread and Mac and Cheese, it’s almost better than Grandma’s secret recipes! Shh, don’t tell her I said that! We still have some select dates available! Call Ashley today to book your party! 413-588-8252

Get your Superbowl Party catered by Bar BQ!

Enjoy Delicious Wings? Pulled Pork Sliders? Chicken and Waffles?

You love barbecue, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of making it yourself. That’s why we’re here!

Get your Superbowl Party catered by the best barbecue place in Stamford! You won’t have to do any of the work, but you’ll get to enjoy all of the benefits of tasty pulled pork, ribs, wings, and even our famous burnt ends! Additionally, if you are in the market for some amazing beef jerky we have it all. Recipes from all over the world that have been tried and tested by some of the best chefs have been brought here for all meat lovers. With us, you are guaranteed to leave with your belly full and a smile on your face. Don’t hesitate to try out our new delicacies as we always strive to provide an amazing product, and we don’t shy from trying out new things.

Whatever you prefer to eat, as long as its meat we have every kind of recipe that will definitely put a smile on your face. We also do take outs and we offer pre-order special services. Our restaurants are all family friendly and we have a kid’s menu so that they will grow up to be bar BQ lovers. So, when you are aching for some tasty barbecue and you don’t want to make a big mess in your kitchen, or you just want to treat yourself or your lovely significant other to a dinner outside, choose us as we would love to get a chance to show you just how amazing it can be if you don’t have to prepare anything but still enjoy it as much as if you did.

Place your order with us early to get a discount! Call 413-588-8252 to place your order!