I have to say this is the best THM Style Turkey Jerky I have found.
I was looking for an on the go protein source that follows the Trim Healthy Mama guidelines, I couldn’t find anything that was plan approved and affordable. So I started racking my brain for a way to make my own.
I’ve made venison jerky in the past when my kids were young, but had no source for venison so I figured extra lean turkey would work in a pinch. I was right!!
I took a trip to the grocery store and purchased some extra lean (96%-99%) ground turkey. We had all the spices, so I was then on a hunt for a Jerky Gun . I found one for a reasonable price at Farm and Fleet. I pitched the jerky seasonings that came with it as they contain sugar and a bunch of other ingredients that are off plan.
We no longer have a dehydrator (that’s on Rick’s wish list), so I decided to dry the jerky in the oven, yep that worked too, YAY!!!
Turkey Jerky (Sugar Free, Low Carb)
- 3 lbs of ground turkey (Extra Lean)
5 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp onion powder
3 tsp salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 ¼ cups Fat free Chicken broth
1 TBS liquid smoke
1 tsp black strap molasses
- Place the ground Turkey, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and ground black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
- Stir together the chicken broth, liquid smoke, and molasses, and then pour it into the mixing bowl with the ground beef. Stir until well combined.
- Cover and marinate for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
- Form the meat into strips, about ⅛-1/4" thick, using a jerky gun or by using your hands or a rolling pin to flatten the meat into strips or whatever shape you desire.
- Dehydrate in a 200 degrees (F) oven for 6-12 hours.
- Place the jerky strips on paper towels to cool and to absorb any excess fat.
- Consume within 24-48 hours at room temperature, or store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 7 days.
- For long-term storage, freeze in an air tight container and consume within 3-4 months.
I love being able to grab a baggie full of this Turkey Jerky and taking it along on road trips! It ensures that I can stay on plan even when I’m out and about around town. Our grandson Declan really enjoys this as a snack.
Even after having to purchase a separate jerky gun this Turkey Jerky recipe is a money saver because I can use any ground meat with the jerky gun and was lucky enough to find a food dehydrator at our local Good Will store for about $5.00