It’s about time for a pemmican video! This recipe is super easy and has traditionally been made across the continent. Pemmican is simply a mix of dry meat, dried berries, and tallow. You are free to use any meat, berries, and tallow. This video uses dry buffalo meat, dried cranberries and blueberries, and grass-fed beef tallow.
The most important part of this recipe is making sure the meat is dried until it snaps when bent. There should be no moisture left in the meat. Store-bought jerky does not work well for this reason as it contains preservatives that keep it soft. If you don’t have wild game dry meat, buy a grass fed beef roast and dehydrate it in strips in your oven (on the lowest temperature) or in a dehydrator.
You can get creative with this recipe by adding seasonings like juniper berries, red pepper flakes, or pepper. I always add a sprinkle of salt because I think it brings out all of the other flavors but it’s not necessary.
If you don’t make your own tallow, grass-fed beef tallow and sometimes bison tallow can generally be found online.