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Righteous Felon Beef Jerky
Dry-aged, angus beef that's seasoned and cross cut for increased tenderness. Features a rotation of 4-6 different flavors of beef jerky from recipes created by Brendan Cawley in central Pennsylvania.

Righteous Felon gets dry-aged beef from Roseda Black Angus Farm which is only 80 miles from their kitchen. Their supply chain is close knit – if you put a dot in the center of their farm, kitchen, delivery center, and office and draw a 50 mile radius around it, they’d all fall in that circle.

This is good for the environment and allows them to be present for each step to ensure they’re making the freshest possible jerky.

I like that Righteous Felon jerky comes in resealable artisan paper packaging with a foil lining, interesting artwork, and the brand's story on the back.

What's inside the bag is also enticing.

The jerky is cut into snack-sized pieces, dusted with seasoning, and dried so that the jerky isn't too dry and tough. It has the taste of a dry rubbed steak.

They take some criticism for putting out mostly spicy and savory flavors, but that’s what they like and that's what they're good at, so that’s what they make. I don't fault them for playing to their strengths.

You can easily eat a few bags of Righteous Felon Jerky without experiencing any jaw soreness.

The ingredients are super clean, gluten-free, and have no added nitrates.


Thin sliced Angus beef with sprinkled on seasonings. Trimmed to pieces of varying sizes but mostly 1/2 inch to 1 inch. Gluten free, no added nitrates. Up to six month shelf life in unopened pack.


Baby Blues Sweet Kick BBQ Che-potle Guevara Habanero Escobar
Halo Diablo O.G. Hickory Victorious B.I.G.

Ryan's Personal Favorites

My personal favorites: #1 Halo Diablo, #2 Che-potle Guevara, #3 O.G. Hickory


Sturdy, artisan-style paper bag with resealable zip.

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Righteous Felon Beef Jerky is available in 2oz bags. A serving of jerky is one ounce.


Good fit for Atkins, Gluten Free, Celiac, Keto, Low Carb, and Slow Carb (4 Hour Body) diets.

About the Jerky Maker

Brendan started making jerky when he was 11 years old, taught by an uncle who ran a jerky ring for his co-workers in a Pittsburgh steel mill. Armed with his uncle’s secrets, Brendan bought a dehydrator with some birthday cash and started making jerky with friends.

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What started as a hobby became a full-fledged jerky “Cartel” when Brendan and his friends started selling jerky to classmates at middle school – much to the chagrin of school administrators who thought they were selling drugs...haha.

Their first legal sale came in 2012 when the owners of the The Whiskey Brooklyn bar generously gave the Cartel a chance to stock their jerky on premise.

They sold out in a few days.

Brendan’s three original three flavors – OG Hickory, ChePotle Guevara, and Habanero Escobar are the same recipes we were making in middle school – though tweaked slightly to get rid of certain allergens (gluten).


For new flavors Brendan and the team work in a collaborative process with artisan food makers. So when they find a product or ingredient that they love, they figure out the best way to incorporate that into a jerky recipe.

So far that’s yielded a jerky made with their favorite beer – Victory Storm King Stout, their favorite seasoning – Saint Lucifer Habanero Spice, their favorite BBQ sauce – Baby Blues BBQ, and coming soon….a chocolate jerky made from their favorite choclatier – Eclat Chocolate.

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I’d highly recommend you try atleast one bag of Righteous Felon Beef Jerky.

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