Hi, my name, is Leroy Martinez. I was born and raised in a small town 25 miles north of Santa Fe New Mexico called Espanola. A place where we are best known for our red and green Chili. I have been making beef jerky for the past 35+ years. It all started when I couldn’t find the thin and crispy texture I preferred, so I decided to start making my own. My jerky is different from most jerky’s out there because it is thin, crispy, tasty and made to enjoy.
All of my staple flavors are my go to favorites and I know you’ll love them too! The green chili I use can’t be found anywhere, but right here in New Mexico. Although seasonal, I can never seem to keep a batch for myself, it seems to disappear even from my hiding spots. Although this particular Chili is known to be pretty spicy, I can make at different levels of spicy depending on my audience...grandchildren, daughters and friends. I have always been pretty stingy when I make Jerky for myself so I hide it, the funny thing is my family usually finds it! I tell them if they are going to eat my jerky they need to know how to eat it. Don’t eat it like a steak, you need to chew to enjoy it and make it last.
Our Green chili is only available in August and September, keep an eye out. In the fall the chili turns red, it is then grinded and becomes red powder chili. Although there are endless flavor options out there, my staple jerky flavors are Salt & Meat, Red Powder Chili, Teriyaki (seasonal) Teriyaki Hatch Green Chili and they are sure to be added to your favorites list!
Thank you for your support