Sweet and Salty Goose Jerky Recipe

Kill a bunch of geese in the early season? Make jerky!

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With more and more states opening early resident goose seasons, hunters can find themselves with a lot of goose meat in a hurry. One of our favorite ways to use up some of our goose is to turn it into jerky. You can do it with any goose species. It’s a great way to use up snows and blues if you have several in the freezer.

Store your finished jerky in zip style bags or vacuum seal and toss in the freezer for long term storage.

I use the breast meat for jerky, save the rest for other recipes. For even slices, I love the Weston Realtree jerky slicer. It makes turning a whole breast filet into even slices in just a few cranks of the handle. If you don’t have a jerky slicer, just use a sharp knife to create ¼” slices. Partially freezing the meat before slicing makes the task easier.

Stir the goose breast to coat with the seasonings. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

This recipe gets the salty flavor from soy and hoisin sauce, the sweet from real Pileated Forest Maple Syrup, and a bit of kick from Traeger Coffee Rub. Let it marinate for at least 24 hours before drying. I used the new Magic Chef Realtree dehydrator. It features a quiet fan, easily adjustable controls, and a glass front door to keep your jerky free of any wayward insects that might fly by.

The Magic Chef dehydrator is fully adjustable for drying different foods.

As with any of my jerky recipes, I like to use a bit of Instacure #1 to guard against botulism and other food born diseases. The small amount of nitrate it adds to the finished jerky is worth it to me for the safety it provides. You can find Instacure #1 at most butcher shops and larger sporting goods stores, or you can order it online.

Ingredients

5 pounds goose breast, sliced

1 cup soy sauce

½ cup Hoisin sauce

½ cup maple syrup

1/3 cup raw sugar (or light brown sugar if you don’t have raw sugar on hand)

½ cup Traeger Coffee flavored rub

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon Instacure #1

Cooking Instructions

Mix the marinade ingredients. Pour over the sliced goose. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24-36 hours.

Simply mix the ingredients and pour over the sliced goose breast.

 

Spread the jerky slices evenly over your dehydrator trays.

Dry in a dehydrator, smoker or oven at the lowest setting with door propped open to let moisture escape. The jerky is done when it feels dry, but is still flexible. Store in a jar or zip-style bag. Vacuum seal and freeze for long-term storage.

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