As an iron worker, Art started making carne seca (Mexican-style jerky) at home for his own pleasure. He would take some to work and sell it to co-workers. He was selling so much of it, that he bought more dehydrators. Before he knew it, he was producing jerky all day and night. And thus became, Jerky by Art.
This Green Chile variety is another favorite among the company's customers.
Beef, fajita sauce, water, green chili
The first flavor I pick up is a salty, spicy, seasoning, with a noticeable green chile. The chewing brings on a bit more of the seasoning with a light bit of natural meat flavor.
For being marketed as, "Green Chile", it has a light bit of green chile flavor, but tends to become distracted by the seasoning.
Otherwise, the primary taste profile is a lightly spicy seasoning, with touches of green chile flavor, a moderate saltiness, and some natural meat flavors. It's still mild enough, however, that it's suitable for most audiences. The natural meat flavor is comparable to deli-sliced roast beef.
The meat consistency seems excellent, lightly marbleized with very little fat. It's dry, with a light crunch, but not tough. It actually breaks apart and chews somewhat easily. It's very much like other jerky brands from New Mexico, highly dry, lightly crunchy, yet still chews down to a steak-like texture.
This Green Chile beef jerky from Jerky by Art has a satisfying, seasoning flavor, with touches of green chile. It's lightly spicy, and moderately salty, and delivers a fair amount of natural meat flavor. The green chile flavor is light, however, and is overshadowed by the other seasonings. Considering this jerky is made in New Mexico, which famed for its green chiles, I had hoped for more of that flavor. Otherwise, on its own merits, it's still a satisfying jerky with an addictive crunch and a meaty, steak-like chewing. But it's really more of a lightly spicy jerky than a green chile-focused jerky.
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