Empire Jerky | Recipe: Habanero Jerky and Spinach Pasta

Empire Jerky is one of Australia's newest beef jerky brands, but the first to lay claim to gourmet beef jerky. Made from prime cuts of 100% grass fed Australian beef and marinated exclusively in locally sourced, fresh, natural ingredients, Empire Jerky really are redefining jerky.

For health fiends Empire Jerky’s gourmet beef jerky is heaven sent. Beef jerky has always been a great snack; high in protein while low in fat and carbs, however Empire Jerky have taken this a step further by ensuring their jerky is low in sugar and contains no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no added sweeteners and most importantly no harmful nitrates or nitrites. Gluten-free, Paleo and Keto friendly, the resulting jerky is a truly gourmet, guilt-free snack that's perfect for any occasion. We loved that the jerky boasted a really natural flavour profile which tasted “real” and is absolutely delicious.

Empire Jerky comes in three flavours:

  • Original jerky - A new take on an old classic; native smoked peppercorns with a hint of garlic for a smokey barbeque sensation. Original ingredients: Grass fed beef, garlic, smoked peppercorn, gluten-free soy sauce, cooroy springwater, apple cider vinegar.

  • Habanero - An addictive combination of heat and flavour. Perfectly balanced heat from red and orange habanero's while harnessing their fruity flavour. Habanero ingredients: Grass fed beef, garlic, red & orange habanero chillis, gluten-free soy sauce, cooroy springwater, apple cider vinegar.

  • Jalapeno & Lime - A little sweet, a little spicy, full of flavour. Light heat with zesty lime for a refreshing taste sensation with zing. Jalapeno & Lime ingredients: Rump beef, garlic, jalapeno chillis, gluten-free soy sauce, cold-pressed lime juice, cooroy springwater.

Recipe: Habanero Jerky and Spinach Pasta


  • 1 tablespoon EVOO

  • 1/2 cup julienned Empire Jerky Habanero

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced garlic

  • 1 sliced chilli

  • 1/8 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Fresh basil

  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Heat oil in large pan until hot. Add Empire Jerky Habanero, chilli and garlic. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until jerky is tender.

  2. Add cherry tomatoes and cook until slightly soft.

  3. Add pasta to pan; cook until heated through.

  4. Remove pan from heat; add spinach. Toss mixture until spinach is slightly wilted. Garnish with Parmesan, lemon zest and basil, as desired.