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10 great Jerky recipes

Beef Jerky #1

2 lbs round steak (or flank or brisket)
1/4 C. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1/4 tsp. ea. pepper and garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. hickory smoke-flavored salt

Trim and discard fat from meat. Cut meat in 1/8 to 1/4 thick slices. In a bowl combine all but meat. Stir until seasonings dissolve. Add meat and mix thoroughly. Let stand one hour. Shake off excess liquid and put meat slices on oven racks or shallow baking pan. Dry meat at lowest possible oven temp (maybe 180 or 200) until it is brown, hard, and dry. Can take as long as 24 hours.

Beef Jerky #2

1 1/2 lb Flank steak

Select a 1/2 inch think flank or top round steak. trim away all fat then partially freeze until firm. Slice across the grain in a 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide strips. Place meat strips in a shallow dish or heavy plastic bag. Add soy or terriyaki sauce to cover meat. If desired onion or garlic powder or Worcestershire sauce may be added. Toss to coat each piece. Cover and refrigerate several hours or over night. Lift meat from marinade, drain will then air dry for a couple of hours. Arrange meat strips in single layer on fine wire screen or cake cooling rack. Place in low temp. oven (175 to 200 degrees) or slowly smoke-cook in smoker until meat is completely dried. Store in air-tight container. Serve as a snack or appetizer.

Beef Jerky #3

1/2 ts Pepper (MORE FOR HOT)
1/2 ts Garlic Powder
1/2 ts Onion Salt
1 lb Beef Roast
1/2 c Soy sauce
1/2 ts Garlic Salt
1/2 ts Lemon Pepper

Marinate 1 hour or overnight. Bake in oven 150 to 170, overnight for 10 – 12 hours.

Beef Jerky #4

1 Flank Steak Or London Broil
Coarse Black Pepper
1/2 c Soy Sauce
Garlic Powder

Cut flank steak or london broil into 1/4″ strips. Sprinkle with garlic powder and coarse ground black pepper. Marinate in soy sauce for 24 hours. Bake in 150 degree F oven for 10 to 12 hours. DO NOT exceed 150 degrees F.

Beef Jerky #5

2 lb London Broil
1/2 c Soy sauce
2 tb Worstershire sauce
2 ts Garlic powder
2 ts Onion powder
2 ts Fresly ground black pepper
2 ts Red pepper flakes, less for sissies
2 tb Liquid smoke

Freeze the London Broil or other lean roast. When ready to make jerky, remove the roast from the freezer and let partially thaw. When just able to slice, first remove all fat and then slice against the grain in thin (1/4 inch or less) slices.

Cover the meat with the marinade, turn from time to time and let marinade overnight. In the morning line a shallow cookie sheet with a few layers of paper towels. Place on lower rack. Place upper rack in oven in top position and lower rack in lower position. Hang the beef slices from the upper rack with tooth picks above the paper towels. 6 hours at 160F average temp is about right. If your oven is real tight, you might crack open the door a bit to allow the water vapor to escape.

Beef Jerky #6

2 lb Round steak, chuck steak or roast
1 ts Onion salt
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Garlic salt
1/2 ts Lemon pepper
1/2 ts Sausage seasoning
1/2 ts Thyme
1/2 ts Oregano
1/2 ts Marjoram
1/2 ts Basil

Combine the spices in a dish. Cut the meat into strips less than 1/4 of an inch thick. Remove ALL fat. Sprinkle one side with the combined seasonings and beat with a meat hammer. Turn and repeat the seasoning and beating. Place the strips on a cookie sheet or other flat pan. Place in a 120 F oven for 4 hrs. Turn and put back for another 4 hrs. Keep the oven door propped open for the entire time to allow the moisture to escape. With a gas oven, the pilot light may be enough to provide the heat. Store in a plastic bag. Also may be stored in a pillowcase. Do not store in a paper bag.

Beef Jerky #7

1 Flank steak
1 Clove garlic, minced
1/2 c Honey
1 Pinch pepper
4 tb Lemon juice
1/2 c Soy sauce
1 Pinch salt

Put steak in freezer for about half an hour, just until firm. Slice steak across grain, about 1/4-inch thick. Combine remaining ingredients and marinate steak strips in this for at least 2 hours. Place slices on rack in pan and dry in oven at 150 degrees, 12 hours.

Beef Jerky #8

1/2 c Soy Sauce
1/2 c Worcestershire Sauce
2 tb Ketchup
1/2 ts Pepper (more for hot)
1/2 ts Garlic Powder
1/2 ts Onion Salt
1 lb Beef Roast

Marinate 1 hour or overnight. Bake in oven 150 to 170, overnight for 10 -12 hours.

Beef Jerky #9

2 lb Very lean Flank Steak or Brisket
1/3 c Tamari Soy Sauce
1 Garlic Clove, minced

Trim fat off meat. Cut across grain into 2 pieces; slice lengthwise with grain into 4″ strips. Combine soy sauce and garlic in mixing bowl. add meat. Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain and arrange in single layer on cooling rack set in baking pan. Bake overnight at 150 degree F for 12 hours until dried. Blot meat on paper towel to absorb excess fat. Store in tightly covered container. Will keep for several weeks. Does not require refrigeration.

Beef Jerky #10

2 -3 lb beef
1/2 c Soy sauce
1/2 c Worcestershire sauce
2 ts Accent
2/3 ts Garlic powder
2 ts Onion powder
2/3 ts Black pepper
2 ts Seasoned salt

Cut meat with the grain into 1/2-inch thick strips. Mix all other ingredients to make a marinade.

Submerge meat in marinade for 24 hours. Place meat strips directly on the rack in the oven and cook for 8 hours at 150 degrees.


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