October is finally here, and with it comes the customary Halloween party. Whether it’s a costume required party or not (what’s the point then?), chances are that snacks will most definitely be required.
Halloween party foods can be a lot of fun to make, especially if you’re putting your own little twist on them. The Gnarly Jerky team was inspired by this long-standing tradition and have put together three spooky and gnarly recipes that everyone is sure to enjoy.
#1 Gnarly Bloody Mary
We took the traditional potion (why ruin a good thing?) and added our own Gnarly Jerky BBQ Bacon jerky as garnish. A drink and snack in one? Yes, please!
YIELD: 1 serving
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) tomato juice
- 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) vodka*
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish
- 3 dashes hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco or Sriracha
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 dash freshly ground black pepper
- About 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 lemon wedge (optional)
- 2-3 Olives for garnish (optional)
- 1-2 strips of Gnarly Jerky BBQ Bacon Jerky (NOT optional!)
*You can switch the Vodka for Tequila for a stronger kick, or simply skip the alcohol and go with a Virgin Bloody Mary
In 11-ounce highball glass, stir together tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Fill glass with ice, then pour mixture into second glass. Pour back and forth 3 to 4 times to mix well, then sprinkle lemon juice over. Garnish with celery stalk, olives, lemon wedge, and BBQ Bacon Jerky strips and serve.
#2 Fiery Deviled Eggs
A classic party snack with the perfect name for the Halloween season (very devilish). We’ve taken it one step further, though, and added a fiery topping that’s sure to burn some tongues...our own Gnarly Jerky Tropical Habanero beef jerky. A fiery kick for the spicy food lovers!
YIELD: 4 servings
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1-2 strips of Gnarly Jerky Tropical Habanero beef jerky, finely chopped*
*Be sure to wash your hands after handling the jerky as habanero dust will burn your eyes.
Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water that there's 1 1/2 inches of water above the eggs. Heat on high until water begins to boil, then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes, then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.
Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, remove the yolks and put them into a quart sized Ziploc bag, and place the white halves on a serving platter. Close the Ziploc bag squeezing all the air out as you do it and squeeze the yolks into a mushy paste. Open the bag and add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, then close the bag again and squeeze. Make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Cut a corner of the Ziploc bag with scissors, making sure the hole is big enough to squeeze out the mixture evenly. Squeeze the desired amount into each egg white half and top with the Gnarly Jerky Tropical Habanero beef jerky pieces.
#3 Gnarly Baja Guac
We are a California based brand, so you know we HAVE to throw some avocado here! We’re taking everyone’s favorite dip and added some heat with our Gnarly Jerky Baja Carne Asada beef jerky. You’re welcome guac lovers!
YIELD: 8 servings
- 4 avocados
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ small red onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup of chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 5oz of Gnarly Jerky Baja Carne Asada beef jerky, chopped
- Coarse salt and black pepper
In a medium bowl, lightly mash avocados, then stir in lime juice, tomato, jalapeno, garlic, red onion, cilantro, and Gnarly Jerky Baja Carne Asada beef jerky pieces. Season with salt and pepper.