Gary West’s nationally-renowned gourmet beef jerky has been made at the family-owned smokehouse in Jacksonville, Oregon for 50 years now, and within the West family household for even longer. Top round cuts are trimmed and sliced by hand, cutting across the grain to ensure a tender finished jerky. Strips are then seasoned, cured in the smokehouse and packaged on site. Gary West beef jerky is literally handcrafted – the antithesis of the bland, dry, machine-processed meat product that often passes for beef jerky!
Beef jerky is only as good as the meat it’s made from, which is why Gary West only selects top-quality USDA top rounds. Factory farmed industrialized meat will never be on our menu. Instead, Gary West procures beef from trusted ranchers committed to sustainable and humane ranching practices. Gary West also seeks out local suppliers, with all our beef currently sourced from ranches in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. And if the original Gary West beef jerky wasn’t good enough, we also make a premium grade line, including Certified Angus Beef and American Kobe-style Wagyu, as well as our new Silver Fork Natural jerky, featuring all-natural beef sourced exclusively from Five Dot Ranch.
Gary West beef jerky is available in a variety of flavors – including some of the West family’s original recipes. Our most popular flavor remains Original Recipe Traditional, with its simple combination of salt, pepper and brown sugar enhancing the natural flavor of the beef. Other popular Original Recipe flavors include Cracked Pepper, spicy Cajun and sweet Teriyaki. Gary West also continues to create new recipes, including our latest all-natural/nitrite-free cures for the Silver Fork Natural jerky. All of our recipes are free of MSG, liquid smoke and artificial flavorings, with Gary West beef jerky also gluten-free.
Diet conscious consumers appreciate beef jerky’s low-fat/high-protein nutritional content, and beef jerky makes for the perfect paleo weight loss snack. But you don’t have to be a strict dieter to enjoy the health benefits Gary West’s beef jerky as a healthy and inexpensive snack for kids and grownups alike.
The experts know that Gary West Meats makes some of the best beef jerky in the world, now taste the difference for yourself. Purchase beef jerky in Gary West’s online beef jerky store below, and consider signing up for our Jerky of the Month Club.