For a classic, no-nonsense jerky in a mouthwatering range of flavors, you might want to take a look at the offerings of Kentucky-based Mingua Beef Jerky.
As the story goes, family patriarch Ronnie Mingua spent a long, cold winter working on his own beef jerky creation. By the time the spring rolled around, his friends and family were hooked on what would go on to become the recipe that's still used for Mingua Beef Jerky to this day.
Now joined in the jerky business by his son-in-law and daughter, Ronnie's jerky has been enjoyed all across the United States by jerky fans from Massachusetts to Oregon. It's an all-natural recipe that uses only the finest ingredients, and it's one that seems likely to be enjoyed for years to come.
Mingua Beef Jerky is currently on sale at Jerky Spot, with six delicious flavors available for you to try at the price of just $7.48 per bag. The original style of jerky, now known as 'Mild', is a great way of introducing yourself to the Mingua family — but it's guaranteed you won't stop there. Once you've sampled the classic, you should consider graduating to its 'Hot' bigger brother, the same great jerky treated with red pepper to give it a sizeable and satisfying kick.
Above: Some Sizzling Strips of Mingua Hot Beef Jerky
From there, you can move on to the four further varieties that further elaborate upon the Mingua taste; Garlic & Onion, Teriyaki, BBQ and Cajun. All these flavors have their own charm, but BBQ and Cajun are always going to stand out from a crowd.
The combination of the super-thin cut used by Mingua and its dry composition makes for a good balance of meat and flavoring. Mingua may have come from a traditional family recipe, but in their expansion into the wider world of jerky, you can tell that a lot of care has been taken to avoid watering down their product with more varieties. These newer flavors have had just as much care and affection as the original recipe itself, and you can tell by the quality of the final product.
A range of Mingua products are available from the Jerky Spot web store. As the year draws to an end, there's never been a better time to sample their wares; Ronnie Mingua perfected this recipe as he sheltered from the cold, and it's just as good at keeping you warm and satisfied through the winter as it ever was.