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Published:November 21st, 2008 10:44 EST
Learn how to make Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky recipe with cranberry twist

Learn how to make Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky recipe with cranberry twist

By Rocco Loosbrock


With the recent launch of Bacon Jerky at  and  many of our Bacon Jerky fans have had a renewed love of jerky. We have received all sorts of questions about the Jerky and the primary one is how come no one has thought about this before?  Our bacon fans are lining up to get our jerky.  We want to start by saying thanks to the Food Emporium of New York.  They are the first retailer to step up and say we think this Bacon Jerky product may redefine jerky and have offered to put it in all 16 of there stores that are in Manhattan. They are even considering a launch party that will of course be loaded with Bacon Jerky and Bacon Freak BLT`s.


Thinking about Jerky and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I know I will have about a ton of turkey left over.  So the obvious is Turkey Jerky.  Our friends over at have created a Cranberry Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky recipe for our readers.



  • 2 pounds of turkey (or any meat type)
  • fresh cranberries
  • brown sugar or regular sugar
  • an orange
  • water
  • salt & pepper (optional)


  1. Before you touch your ingredients, go ahead and cut your meat into slices about 1/4 " thicks.
  2. Next, you can either chop up your cranberries in a blender or food processor to make more juice or line the bottom of a cake pan with the cranberries and smash them with a fork adding just a little water.
  3. After you have done that, lay your strips on top of the cranberry juice and salt and pepper both sides, if you like, you do not have to season at all if you`d like to maintain more of the sweet taste.
  4. Go ahead and sprinkle on your sugar but not too much if you don`t have much of a sweet tooth and squeeze that orange to zest your meat strips with a light orange flavor. Turn strips over if you`d like to zest both sides.
  5. Let marinate in the fridge for as long as you`d like, flipping the meat strips ever so often to soak in that juicy cranberry flavor!
  6. Once you have let it sit to your preference, set your oven on the lowest temperature and transfer that cake pan from the fridge to the oven, leaving the door propped open for ventilation. Dehydration takes anywhere from 3-9 hours in an oven but check periodically. Take out if you like it more chewy or leave in longer if you like it more crispy! Hope you enjoy this great Thanksgiving appetizer!

Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock

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Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club