Beef jerky has been known to fuel us on long distance hikes and also prove to be the perfect snack on road trips. Even adding a few pieced of the jerky to the pot in which you are cooking can be a great way to pump up some protein and even flavor to your meals. Below I have listed down some amazing recipes which will surely make your mouth water:

  1. Fried rice with some curry and beef jerky.

Some pieces of chopped jerky will add some flavor to the rice. The ingredients you need are:

A cup of long grain rice which is rinsed  and cleaned

2 cups of water to boil the rice

2 ounces of beef jerky which are cut into 1inch pieces

Some mushrooms

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

A small onion which is properly chopped up

A sweet potato

A carrot (both properly chopped up)


Some curry powder, half a spoon would do

1 tablespoon of soy sauce


1 thinly sliced scallion

The end product will surely make you happy that you followed the recipe.

  1. Jerky tomato sauce: The beef jerky is undoubtedly the secret ingredient in this beautifully quick tomato sauce recipe. You have to soften the meat in the boiling water and then add it to the pot because the beef should not be too tough. The finished product should be served with spaghetti, pasta or rice. The ingredients required are:

3-4 ounces of beef jerky

A cup of water which should be boiled

A tablespoon of vegetable oil

Half a cup of chopped up onion

A pinch of salt for taste

Some green peppers

2 cloves of chopped up garlic

1 chopped tomato

A teaspoon of dried up parsley

You will also need half a small cup of heavy cream to make it beautifully creamy.

  1. Charquican is actually a Chilean stew that is traditionally made with the use of cha’rki, which is a kind of South American beef jerky. Ingredients needed are as follows:


5 potatoes which are cubed

A carrot chopped up

A cup of peas

A cup of corn

A can of beef broth

4 tablespoons of olive oil

Half a pound of beef jerky chopped up

An onion chopped up

2 cloves of garlic

A tablespoon of paprika

A tablespoon of oregano

A tablespoon of cumin

You should combine the potatoes, carrots, peas, corn and the broth in a large pot and then boil it. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and then reduce the heat for about 15 minutes. Heat up the olive oil in a pan and then put some chopped jerky and onions and sauté for a couple of minutes. Finally add the paprika, garlic, oregano and cumin and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Mix the two cooked products and voila! You have a delicious dish ready to be served.