Biltong is a simple, but wonderful food. Basically it’s dried silverside of beef. Flavoured with spices and a little South African magic!
Big Beefys Biltong is made using the best cuts of prime silverside of beef, carefully cut into strips, marinated, spiced and then hung up and air dried. Other meats can be used but we know the best Biltong is made using Prime beef.
Biltong has a really interesting past, and was born out of necessity. When Dutch settlers arrived in South Africa the hot climate made it important to find a way to store meat without it going off. Since refrigerators were a fair few years away, the resourceful ‘Voortrekkers’ had to find another solution.
By hanging out the South African meat to dry, it soon became hard on the outside while capturing rich flavour on the inside. They soon discovered that not only would the meat last for months, it also created a whole new eating sensation, with intensified flavour and texture.
Chewing on a chunk of meat would never be the same again!