In the sprawling expanse of a national park, where the land whispered tales of adventure and camaraderie, a group of men reunited for their annual camp reunion. These were friends who had traversed life’s ups and downs together, their bond forged over shared experiences in the great outdoors. This year, they sought to recreate the magic of their youth with a picnic that harkened back to their camping days, complete with a dish that epitomized the essence of their gatherings: Completely Keto Beef Jerky.
Tom, the unofficial chef of the group, had spent weeks perfecting the recipe, a keto-friendly version of the beef jerky they had loved as kids. He selected pepper steak for its tenderness, marinating it in a blend of Completely Keto Asian Meat Sauce and wheat-free tamari sauce, with hints of liquid smoke to capture the essence of a campfire. The addition of Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Honey Substitute, along with a careful balance of spices—black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and onion powder—ensured each bite was a burst of flavor, reminiscent of the adventures that had defined their youth.
As the friends gathered around the picnic blanket, the beef jerky was served alongside a selection of keto-friendly sides: a crisp, fresh salad and a variety of pickled vegetables, each dish complementing the jerky’s smoky richness. The meal was more than just food; it was a portal to the past, a reminder of the simplicity and joy of their camping days, brought to life in the heart of the wilderness.
The Completely Keto Beef Jerky became the centerpiece of their reunion, a testament to their enduring friendship and the shared memories that continued to bind them. But as the day drew to a close, and the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky in shades of gold and purple, the friends realized that the jerky was more than just a nostalgic treat. It was a symbol of their journey, a reminder that, no matter where life took them, they could always find their way back to the simplicity of their youth, to the laughter and stories shared under the open sky.
And so, as they packed up their picnic and said their goodbyes, the men carried with them not just the satisfaction of a meal well-enjoyed but the warmth of friendship renewed, knowing that the Completely Keto Beef Jerky was not merely a dish but a thread in the fabric of their shared history, a flavor that would linger long after the campfire’s last ember had faded.
Completely Keto Beef Jerky
- 3/4 cup Completely Keto Asian Meat Sauce
- 3/4 cup wheat free tamari sauce
- 2 Tbsp liquid smoke
- 1 1/2 lb pepper steak
- 1 Tbsp Nature's Hollow Sugar Free Honey Substitute
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
Mix everything except for the meat well.
Marinate pepper steak in the mixture over night in ziploc bags or tupperware.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Throw away marinade and lay out strips of steak on baking sheet.
Bake for 2.5 hourson 180 degrees, then flip and bake for 2.5 hours more.