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Chopped Citrus Salad

You might have never thought about jerky on a salad – but with KRAVE’s moist and tender texture – it’s the perfect way to add a bit of flavorful protein. We’ve come up with so many delicious combinations – but this one just happens to be our favorite… at the moment.


4 Cups Mixed Greens
2 Cara Cara Oranges – segmented
1 Bunch Radish (varietal of your choice) – sliced thin
½ Cup Spiced Pecans
½ Sweet Red Onion – sliced thin
1 3.25oz Bag KRAVE Lemon Garlic Jerky – chopped
Balsamic Dressing - to taste

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Dress to taste and serve!

Serves 2

JLTA Sandwich

Because KRAVE is made to be deliciously tender – you can definitely eat it on a sandwich in place of your usual deli meats! We’ve tried everything from a Black Cherry Barbecue Banh Mi to Sweet Chipotle and black bean wraps – this twist on a classic is sure to make your mouth water!


2 Slices Whole Grain Bread
½ Avocado
Mixed Greens
Tomato (we love heirlooms when possible!)
A few large pieces of your favorite KRAVE Jerky flavor
Garlic Aioli

We love our bread toasted for a little added, crispy crunch! Slather one slice of bread with Garlic aioli, and the other with avocado. Layer jerky, mixed greens and tomato – then slam together, slice in half and dig in!

Serves 1, multiply as needed!

SAVORY SWEET POTATO

Nothing says fall has arrived more than a whiff of pumpkins and sweet potatoes. KRAVE Jerky is a delicious way to beef up any potato – russet, red or sweet, mashed, au gratin or twice baked. Get creative!

4 Medium Sweet Potatoes – cleaned and dried
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Coarse Salt and Ground Pepper
½ Cup Spiced Pecans or Walnuts
1/4 Cup Reduced-fat Sour Cream
1 Scallion, sliced, for garnish
1 Bag KRAVE Black Cherry Barbecue Pork
Jerky - chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a baking sheet, rub sweet potatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake 40-45 minutes or until tender then set them aside to cool (keep your oven on!)

Halve sweet potatoes lengthwise and scoop out 1/3 cup of flesh from each half. Mix with sour cream in a mixing bowl, mashing until smooth. Season with salt and pepper then stuff the sweet-potato skins with the mixture. Put filled sweet-potato skins back on the baking sheet then place in the oven until warm - about 15 minutes.

Garnish with KRAVE Jerky, nuts and scallions!

Serves 8

Spicy Quinoa

Quinoa is healthy, fun in texture and a great base for salads and side dishes. You can really mix it up with anything and end up with something delicious. Don’t have quinoa? Substitute with rice, faro or another grain of your choice!

1 Cup Uncooked Quinoa
1 Basket Cherry or Grape Tomatoes – halved
1 Ripe Avocado - sliced
1 Japanese Eggplant (or other "mild" varietal) - diced
Chili Flakes
Red Curry
Fresh Parsley – rough chopped
Fresh Cilantro – rough chopped
Olive Oil
Fresh Lemon juice (from one lemon)
Red Wine Vinegar
Kosher Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
1 3.25oz Bag KRAVE Chili Lime Beef Jerky – diced into small strips or pieces

Rinse quinoa and prepare according to directions on package.

While quinoa is cooking, slice cherry tomatoes in half, rough chop parsley and cilantro, slice avocado and combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then "dress" with olive oil and red wine vinegar using a 2:1 ratio. Add a dollop of red curry paste and some chili flakes to taste...remember, cooking is about what you like, so add a little bit of these two ingredients, taste, then add more if you'd like! Toss all of this like a salad, making sure all the seasoning is evenly distributed. Set mixture in the fridge to macerate.

Dice eggplant into 1/2 inch cubes and set in a colander or fine-mesh sieve. Sprinkle with salt and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or so. Squeeze out the eggplant to reduce all excess moisture then heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Pan sauté the eggplant until brown, then season with a small amount of salt at the end.

Slice or dice your favorite flavor of KRAVE if you have not already!

Once the quinoa and eggplant are finished cooking, combine with the tomato/avocado mixture and the jerky of your choice! Finish with more fresh herbs, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 2

Chocolate Covered KRAVE

Remember when everyone was going crazy for chocolate covered bacon? We have to admit, it was a pretty amazing combination. Naturally - we had to go for chocolate covered KRAVE! Be adventurous when you’re entertaining next and serve up this perfectly salty and sweet treat.

2 - 3.25 oz Bags of KRAVE Jerky
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (we prefer Guittard)
1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips (we prefer Guittard)

Place both kinds of chocolate chips in separate, microwave safe bowls. Prepare cookie sheet or parchment paper for dipped jerky to cool.

One bowl at a time - microwave chocolate chips for one minute. Remove, stir and if not yet melted, continue to heat up in 15 second intervals.

Dip jerky generously into chocolate, place on sheet or parchment to cool.

Eat!

Serves: Well, that depends – but this recipe is sure to satisfy at least 6 with a sweet tooth!

Meaty Snack Mix

As the trail or the shore beckons on sunshine-filled days, we picked the culinary brains of fellow health conscious and outdoor-driven jerky lovers. Together, we came up with a tasty and diverse list of suggestions for portable snacks for your backpack or picnic basket!

Try whipping up one of these KRAVE Jerky “trail” mixes to have handy for nibbling anytime...

Kabuki – Wasabi peas, peanuts, goji berries, Asian rice crackers and KRAVE Grilled Sweet Teriyaki Jerky
Tropical – Macadamia nuts, dried mango, shredded coconut, ginger and KRAVE Pineapple Orange Jerky
Schoolyard – Peanuts, corn nuts, yogurt covered raisins, chocolate chips and your kids’ fave KRAVE Jerky
Nuts & Chews – Almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, dates, and KRAVE Sweet Chipotle Jerky
Savory Delight – Mixed nuts, pumpkin seeds, pretzels, kale chips and KRAVE Lemon Garlic Jerky

Garlic Chili Chili

Brrr...it’s starting to get chilly out! Good thing this recipe is full of spices that are sure to bring the heat and warm you up quickly. KRAVE Jerky can replace ground beef or turkey in any chili recipe, but we had to share our special chili recipe below with you.

1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 Large Red Onion – chopped
1 Large Yellow Onion – chopped
6 Garlic Cloves – minced
1 (6oz) Can Tomato Paste
3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2-3 3.25oz Bags KRAVE Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky – chopped
3 (14.5oz) Cans Diced Tomatoes in Juice
1 (12oz) Bottle Lager Beer
2 (14.5oz) Cans Kidney Beans – rinsed and drained
Coarse Salt & Ground Pepper
*Optional - Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt, Chopped Scallions

In a Dutch oven or large (5-quart) heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add tomato paste, chili powder, chipotles, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until mixture has begun to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add KRAVE Jerky and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes with their juice, beer, and beans. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a rapid simmer. Cook over medium heat until chili has thickened slightly and beans are tender, about 5 minutes. Dollop with sour cream or Plain Greek yogurt and top with scallions - if desired!

Serves 8

Jerky Mary

Whether you're shaking off the night before, or you'd like to sip on something delicious, refreshing, and savory, our Jerky Mary recipe has got you covered.

Vodka, to taste
3 OZ Fresh Tomato Juice
2 Dashes Hot Sauce
1 Dash Worcestershire Sauce
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Fresh Dill - chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 Large Piece KRAVE Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky
Optional Garnishes: Celery stalks, olives, pickles, pepperoncini

Mix vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper.

Shake well.

Pour into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with KRAVE Jerky and whatever else you like!

Serves 1, multiply as needed