When It Comes To Jerky, We’re Traditionalists!

American-made, real beef jerky. At Tuff Stuff, it’s the ideal we were founded upon when we started making jerky in 1983, and it remains our mission today. Made by good-ol’-boys in Browns Valley, CA, just north of Sacramento, our jerky is known for it’s tough bite and great taste.


Our jerky uses only real American beef and is made without preservatives—no added nitrates or msg, and is hickory wood smoked. Our approach to making jerky is not only healthier, it’s tastier too, since jerky with nitrates (like some other companies use) contains more water and less beef. Call us traditionalists, but we like our jerky the way jerky was meant to be, tough.

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The flavors we offer are original, peppered, hot, teriyaki and chipotle. We encourage you to get a variety pack to try all five flavors. And if you’re ever in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, make sure to stop by our retail outlet to sample all of our products.


To further support our mission we donate 1% of every sale to Pets For Vets, to give back to our veterans who have been in combat. Thanks for supporting a true American-made jerky company.

In tough jerky we trust, Team Tuff Stuff



Everything is top notch. Best jerky on the market.
Oh jerky time what I would do for you right now. Where are you, sweet Jerky Time, and why do you not make house calls with your sexy, amazing jerky.
Great flavor! They are seasoned perfectly throughout the pieces.
Jerky made the way it used to be made.. none of these nitrites, etc that make the jerky retain water and turn it into a chewy soggy mess. I like.
This is the only jerky we will buy or eat!!! Great customer service & quality product equal win-win!
I buy it every time I pass thru Browns Valley at the gas station. Love that it is clean jerky. I pass up the junk food just for this wonderful.




Tuff Stuff Jerky Company is proud to produce natural beef jerky, free from preservatives and MSG, using real wood smoke and quality spices. This simplicity makes us unique. The use of sodium nitrate/nitrite allow greater industry yields, but result in less beef per ounce, made up mostly with water and sugar. We have noticed that our customers don’t like most mass-produced jerky because of the soft texture and taste of poor quality meat. Nor do they like the overly sweet flavors that are intended to mask the poor quality. Tuff Stuff Jerky is whole muscle American beef and quality spices, and has the highest protein to weight ratio of any product you will find on the market.

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