An additional cost cutting measure is to use ground meat. Often, Grass fed Ground Meat is less expensive than other cuts. I got this Grass Fed Ground Bison for $6/lb, making the entire batch (which came out to 1 pound dried, though we ate about 1/2 a sheet pan before I got the picture) for $12. That is incredible for completely clean, Grass fed, Bison Jerky! Try this with bison, or any other ground meat you like!
2 lb Ground Bison (or other meat)
1 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Molasses
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Place all ingredients in a food processor.