Monday, April 15, 2024

Beefy Boys Beef Jerky - Peppered

beefy boys beef jerky
Beefy Boys Beef Jerky is a brand owned by John Bailey, based out of Salinas, CA. The brand has been around since 1999.

Manufactured in their very own USDA inspected facility, Beefy Boys is made from top round sourced from a supplier located 120 miles from their plant, then marinated and cooked using an old family recipe.

This Peppered variety is described by the company as being made with a "secret family recipe dating back to 1963", being exactly as the first recipe ever made by Beefy Boys, with the addition of black pepper. It's said to be more mild than their over flavors, but that the pepper puts some kick into it.


Beef, water, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, black pepper, seasoned salt, spice, other flavorings.


The first flavors that I pick up is a beefy flavor, with a light salt and faint sweet. The chewing brings on a noticeable soy sauce, along with a light natural meat flavor.

For being named, "Pepppered", it offers a light peppery taste in the background, not the sharp, pungent, spicy flavor that other beef jerky brands spank out. There is, however, noticeable sprinkling of ground pepper on these pieces.

Otherwise, the primary taste profile is that of soy sauce, but a little more mild. It's mixed with a touch of sweet, hints of seasonings, and a light natural meat flavor.

The meat consitency looks excellent. Seemingly all meat, sliced into slabs that rip apart from the grain easily, and chew down with a fair amount of ease. It's mostly dry, but still tender, and by the time it chews down, takes on a steak-like texture. I didn't find any stringiness or anything unchewable.


This Peppered Beef Jerky from Beefy Boys adds a light peppery spice to an otherwise mild, lightly seasoned marinade. It seems well suited for jerky snackers who want to go easy on ingredients, while enojying the natural flavor of beef. Otherwise, this is classic American slab jerky, dry, meaty, natural, in the old fashioned "rip and tear" variety. If you want to go strong on the black pepper, this isn't for you. This is effectively a mild jerky that adds a touch of pepper to make it interesting.

Rating: Good

peppered beef jerky

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