Saskatoon Pemmican

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Iowahorse

This is From the Edible Wild Fruits and Nuts of Canada, published by the National Museums of Canada.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup beef jerky, beef or 1 cup venison, coarsely powdered
  • 1 cup dried saskatoon berries or 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup un-roasted sunflower seeds or 1 cup crushed nuts, of any kind
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 14 cup peanut butter
  • 12 teaspoon cayenne


  1. This version uses peanut butter rather than melted suet or lard as the binding agent, which is more palatable for today's health conscious diets.
  2. Although you can do it the old way if you wish.
  3. Grind[or pound] the dried meat to a mealy powder.
  4. Add the dried berries and seeds or nuts.
  5. Heat the honey, peanut butter and cayenne until softened.
  6. Blend.
  7. When cooled, store in a plastic bag or sausage casing in a cool dry place.
  8. It will keep for months.

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