Want to know how to make the best beef jerky? If you need some tips, tricks, and steps, you’ve come to the right place.
Scrumptious Beef Jerky Recipe To Try This Spring
Making jerky isn’t just about drying out meat, it’s a meticulous process that every homesteader needs to know. From picking the right kind of meat to curing it, down to which process you’ll be using to make it. It’s something that has to be carefully done and there are certain steps to follow in order to make the best beef jerky there is. If you want to try making some at home, just follow this impressive infographic from Fix.com!
Make The Best Beef Jerky at Home
Best Beef Cuts For Jerky
Lean cuts of meat with the least fat and connective tissue work best for making jerky.
Preparing Meat For Jerky-Making
Meat is easier to slice into thin strips when partially frozen for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- For chewy jerky, slice with the grain.
- For tender jerky, slice against the grain.
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Beef Jerky Marinade Recipe
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. liquid smoke
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. pink curing salt (optional)
- 2 1/2 pounds lean beef, very thinly sliced
Place the beef in a large container and pour in the combined ingredients. Refrigerate for 8-48 hours.
Preheat to low (135 to 165°). Arrange strips in a single layer on wire racks or the grill grate. Turn occasionally, smoking time is about 4 hours.
Preheat to 145° and arrange the strips on the racks. Dehydrate for 2 hours, then reduce the temperature to 125° and dehydrate about 4 more hours.
3. Oven: Method 1
Preheat oven to lowest setting and arrange the strips on the racks. Prop door open with a wooden spoon. Rotate the top and bottom pans every 1-2 hours, for 4-6 hours.
4. Oven: Method 2
Preheat oven to lowest setting. Run a toothpick through one end of each meat strip and suspend between rungs of the top oven rack so the meat hangs vertically over the foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 4-6 hours.
There you have it, my fellow homesteaders! A jerky is not photogenic, but it is absolutely yummy. And now you can make your own! I’m sure this recipe is bound to become your favorite, as it here in my homestead. It’s perfect for camping, road trips, hiking, or just for snacking.
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This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.