A delicious way to spice up your life

Biltong (pronounced biltong) is then dried, and cured meat of beef is often served as a tasty treat in South Africa and other African countries. Although similar to jerky and beef sticks, biltong Auckland has a longer drying time and different seasonings, so it has its own unique taste that makes it delicious on its own or as part of a meal alongside veggies, and potatoes, or rice. What’s your favourite way to eat biltong? If you can’t decide whether to enjoy it by itself or with an accompaniment, try pairing it with some cheese and wine!

What is it?

Biltong is a delicacy originating from South Africa that is quite literally air-dried meat. It’s like beef jerky, except it’s made from game meats and can be seasoned in many different ways depending on where you are in South Africa. Unlike processed or cured meats, biltong isn’t full of artificial preservatives or chemicals—it’s just high-quality, minimally processed meat full of great protein. There are dozens of places you can get biltong near you (yes, even here in America), but I won’t tell you where any of them are; go find some yourself!

How to make it

Biltong is a portion of simple but rewarding food. To make it, first, you need some meat—boneless beef or venison works best.

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The cuts should be as lean as possible and about three inches in length, with the skin still on. The ideal cut for biltong Auckland is a piece of rump—it’s got plenty of fat and protein, both of which contribute to excellent flavour and tenderness after drying. Layout your pieces on a wire rack and sprinkle liberally with salt (just don’t go crazy here). You can also add other spices if you want; red pepper flakes are particularly good.

An easy recipe for great tasting biltong

Take some meat and set it in front of a fan for a day or two. When it’s nice and dry, cut into strips and hang in front of that same fan for about two weeks longer. You can also add spices like salt and sugar if you feel like it. When it’s ready, you have yourself some dried beef that will last ages. Smear onto bread with mustard or just eat as is. Enjoy!

The benefits of having this in your diet

Biltong is made from dried meat, and if we’re honest here, it might not be for everyone. But if you love jerky but can’t get enough of it, biltong might be a great option. It is low in calories and high in protein, making it a very good option when dieting or trying to lose weight. Having said that, everyone will respond differently to different foods. Some people swear by regular chewing gum, while others claim they can eat as much junk food as they want when they have gum on hand. It all depends on how your body reacts, so you’ll have to figure out what works best for you.


Biltong Auckland is a uniquely South African dish. It’s a dry and cured meat that is thinly sliced and tastes amazing when eaten with cheese or on its own. Biltong has many health benefits as well, such as being high in protein and containing many essential minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron and magnesium. Due to being so high in protein, biltong can be great for anyone trying to lose weight as it will help keep you feeling fuller for longer.