Heavenly beef or Nua Sawan, a spicy beef jerky with a sweet twist, fits the bill for a high protein snack and travel food. The meat is cut into strips for easy eating on the go, tastes great at room temperature and, like any jerky, doesn't spoil easily. When we travel and pack our own meals, we always bring heavenly beef and sticky rice.
Traditional heavenly beef is thin, flat and often overpoweringly sweet. In this recipe, I cut down the sugar significantly because we prefer the complexity of other flavors.