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  • The Best Cuts for Tender Beef Jerky

    Posted by Luke Sellers
    When you're in need of a delicious snack, the last thing on your mind may be the origin of the snack itself.  Yet there are several ways to make beef jerky from beef cuts depending on the flavor and the desired texture. ROUND The most common beef jerky cuts are...
  • Three Surprising Facts About Nitrates -- And Why T.O.P. Chops Doesn’t Use Them

    Posted by Luke Sellers
    You may have seen the term "nitrite-free" on food packages, but what does it mean? Nitrates are naturally occurring chemicals that can be found in plants, soil, water, and even our own bodies. They are often added to processed meat as a preservative that prevents the growth of harmful bacteria, improves how...