Teriyaki Beef Sticks

Homemade 15″ Teriyaki Beef Sticks

Easy Homemade Beef Sticks

I’ve recently discovered my love for these Teriyaki Beef Sticks. I started purchasing some 5″ sticks at the front counter register of one of my local gas station. 2 for $1 sounded like a good deal to me and before I knew it, I was hooked. I started buying them buy the tens. I quickly discovered, however, that I didn’t like the other brands when I purchased them at the grocery store. Plus the price, for some reason, was much higher, which is crazy to me because convenient store prices are usually way higher than grocery stores. So, I got obsessed with making my own and I began searching for a recipe that was consistently delicious and up to my specific tastes.

Over 3.5 lbs Beef Tenderloin on sale for less than $20.

How to make Snack Beef Sticks

It doesn’t matter if you like a more traditional Beef Sticks recipe or one that’s spicier than this Teriyaki recipe. I’ve got ingredients you can add for both. Even though I use my Teriyaki Sauce recipe for this recipe, it can tend to be expensive to put together. So, instead, I highly recommend using Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce. I already tried it out for you and I think the results were amazing.

What’s really important is that you know to use a Beef Tenderloin instead of just ground hamburger. It is a tad bit more expensive but at my local grocery it was less than $1 dollar more per pound. Interestingly enough, however, a Beef Tenderloin this size, at a different grocer, was $50 bucks. From what I understand, it was more expensive there because the cut was consistently portioned and the same size; which is great for a Beef Wellington but notice how my tenderloin is tapered. That’s where I’m saving money and it’s about a 60% difference in savings. Another 5 to 10 dollars in ingredients and I can make about $60 worth of Snack Sticks.

I’ve seen 12″ Beef Sticks sell for $2.50 a piece at most convenient stores and that’s just where I live. I’m sure they’re twice that much back east in places like New York, where the inflation is hiked way up, but my video tutorial is going to show you exactly how I was able to make these at home. You should know that they last 3-6 days in the refrigerator. If they are vacuum sealed, 2-3 weeks. Don’t place them in closed zip lock bags unless you’re planning to eat them the same day; it creates moisture and they will go bad faster. Vac seal and freeze for 8-12 months.

How to make Beef Sticks from Scratch video tutorial from PMGK.

Teriyaki Beef Sticks Ingredients:

3 lbs Beef Tenderloin, ground
1 cup Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
1 tsp Sesame oil
4 oz Pepper Jack Cheese

Great Additions
1 Jalapeno Pepper, minced
2 tsp Mustard seed
2 tsp liquid Smoke, if you’re not using a smoker
1 tbsp Worcestershire

Follow the instructions in the video tutorial and be sure to smoke, dehydrate or oven bake your Beef Sticks for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

The Best Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe

This Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe is very simple and delicious.  It can be made with white or dark meat, breaded or bare, pan fried or baked.  It’s entirely up to you.  This recipe is even good over wings and chicken legs if you’re just looking for a side dish.  The point is, Garlic Parmesan Chicken is so versatile it can practically be done anyway you want to cook it.  I even use these exact same ingredients over Brussels Sprouts, it’s that good.

The way I like Garlic Parmesan Chicken

My personal favorite way to cook this recipe is with chicken thigh meat cut into small pieces.  In fact, that’s how I like my Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.  Cooking the chicken this way just adds so much more depth to the pasta and sauce.  So I highly recommend you add your Garlic Parmesan Chicken to your favorite noodles.  You can check out my Alfredo recipe HERE if you’d like.  Of course when I say “my” I mean The Olive Gardens! 😉

If you’re interested in other chicken recipes be sure to check out my Jamaican Jerk Chicken and my Blackened Chicken Alfredo or look over this Chicken Recipes Playlist for more options.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Ingredients:

2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
2 tbsp Olive Oil
6 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 tbsp Salted Butter (optional)
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

The instructions in my Garlic Parmesan Chicken video recipe tutorial is very easy to follow.  However, I don’t use any butter in the cooking, though it’s clearly in the ingredients as an option.  I do this for health reasons.  For me the Olive Oil is enough but the added butter does make this dish taste even better.  So consider adding it if it’s something you would normally do to make your Garlic Parmesan Chicken perfect.

Pretzel Bites – Easy Recipe for Large Pretzels


Pretzel Bites are a fun and easy way to make any party rock.  Especially for those game day events or football Sunday.  Even if you just have the munchies, this can be a real tasty way to enjoy a snack.  This recipe is very easy to make and you can use practically in bread or sour dough recipe to make pretzels but I’m going to show you how to do it with Pizza Dough.  Also be sure to check out my Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots and my Steakhouse style Scones!

Pretzel Bites Ingredients:

1 Pizza Dough, for a14″ Lg. Pizza
6 cups Water
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 egg
1 tbsp Water, mix with egg for wash
2 tbsp Butter, melted
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Dried Oregano, ground

Mix Baking soda with the 6 cups of boiling water and soak the dough for only 30 seconds.  Bake at 450 degrees f for 12 to 15 minutes.