When looking for beef to use for making homemade jerky strips, you want to select a cut of meat with the least amount of fat. And, if you are planning on making beef jerky sticks, you want ground beef with the lowest percentage of fat.
The chart below will give you an overall picture of how a side of beef might be cut. The yellow highlights show the part of the beef the more lean cuts come from as well as the “hamburger’.
Always select the freshest meat possible and then don’t delay in making that perfect homemade jerky.