Grass-Fed BiltongMADE BY BROOKLYN BILTONG IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
The intense true flavor of beef is what sets this jerky-esque snack apart from all the others we've tried. —Tina Ujlaki, Executive Food Editor, Food & Wine Magazine
Biltong, aka the "jerky of South Africa," is made of pure dried grass-fed steak and contains no sugar. Instead, the meat mavens at Brooklyn Biltong season it simply with vinegar, salt, pepper and coriander.
Texture-wise, biltong falls somewhere between jerky and prosciutto – like "light cotton candy made of savory meat," as one faithful fan describes it. It's a not-too-dry, snackified steak that somehow tastes almost fresher than the cooked version.
But maybe the best thing about this Brooklyn Biltong? For every bag you buy, the makers give some away to the Brooklyn homeless. Socially conscious steak – you really can't argue with that.
Tip of the Tongue
From salads to omelets to caramel clusters (you heard right!), the uses for biltong are endless. Even on its own, its complex flavor makes it satisfying, along with the energy-boosting protein – perfect for a pre- or post-workout snack.