Many people have celiac disease or experience unpleasant effects from foods with gluten. While a gluten-free diet excludes many of your favorite snacks, jerky is a protein-packed tasty treat you can continue to enjoy. From the best bacon jerky to a snack your vegan friends will love, here are three healthy, delicious and gluten-free jerky recipes you need to try.
Barbecue Beef Jerky
Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? Enjoy your favorite smoky, meaty flavors any time with barbecue beef jerky. Slice an eye of round thinly, and coat each slice with your favorite barbecue rub before popping them into the dehydrator.
Sriracha Bacon Jerky
The best bacon jerky starts with high-quality, uncured bacon. Marinate your bacon in a mix of honey, brown sugar, sriracha and a dash of black pepper. You can’t dehydrate raw bacon, so cook it thoroughly in the oven or a skillet before dehydrating your bacon jerky.
Sweet and Spicy Tofu Jerky
Food choices can be limited for vegans on a gluten-free diet, but you don’t have to miss out on jerky. Soak thin slices of extra-firm tofu in a marinade of gluten-free tamari sauce, maple syrup and sriracha. Dry and dehydrate the tofu for sweet and spicy plant-based jerky.
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