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Homemade Beef Jerky
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Danny in CO    Posted 01-29-2002 at 08:31:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to try to make homemade beef jerky. Has anyone done this and do you have any tips?


Cowboy Joe    Posted 01-29-2002 at 18:11:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about the kind you eat, but here in Manhattan we've got some real homemade beef JERKY politicians.

Peggy    Posted 01-29-2002 at 17:01:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As luck would have it I just took some out of the oven tonight! Go to the grocery store and get a package of HI MOUNTAIN Jerky Cure & Seasoning. Comes in several different flavors. Full instructions are right in the box. I use the oven to dry mine as I don't want to wait that long on a dehydrator (24 hours). Round steak works the best.

Or you can use this recipe that my brother-in-law uses for his venison jerky (excellent for beef):

2 lbs. meat sliced with grain in 1/4" strips
1 t garlic salt
1/2 t ground black pepper
1/2 t ground cayenne pepper
1/8 t oregano
3 T brown sugar
1 10oz. bottle soy sauce
1 t liquid smoke
Combine all ingredients and pour over meat, soak in fridge 24 hours. Put in dehydrator for 24 hours.


Ole Cuss    Posted 01-29-2002 at 15:30:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

I use a dehydrator and thin strips of beef or venison marinated for at least 12 hours in this recipe:
1/2 cup each of teriyaki marinade, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar; 1 tablespoon A-1 Steak Sauce; 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke; 1/4 cup packed brown sugar; 2 teaspoons ground black pepper; 2 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet; 1 teaspoon salt; 1 clove crushed garlic. Mix ingredients well; this is enough to marinate 1-1/2 lb. meat, and will yield 1/2 lb. jerky. Marinate in refrigerator in glass container (metal and plastic bowls leave a taste). Drain marinade and blot meat with paper towels before putting into dehydrator. I have people beg for this as Christmas presents.

Donna    Posted 01-29-2002 at 11:28:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dear jerky is the best, I use a meat slicer, try to slice it as thin as you can, red pepper; garlic, salt and anything else you like even a little smoke flavoring, I use a food dehydator or you can use your oven on the lowest heat, on racks, place something under the meat to catch the juices, really good You are only limited by yourself.

Danny in CO    Posted 01-29-2002 at 11:59:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I like the teriakyi (sp?) style of store bought jerky and thought I would try to make some of my own.


hay    Posted 01-29-2002 at 08:51:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
i made some a few years back. it was very expensive to make. i used sirloin tip and cut it into strips about 1" wide and marinaded it in my own sauce made of worcheshire and honey and some others and then put a toothpick through the meat about 1/2" below the end and hung it in the oven grill and had the oven on the lowest possible setting and slightly open the door and leave it for 6-8 hours or until the meat feels dry to the touch. store the dry meat in the refrigerator to prevent spoilage. better off just buying it,though. you don't have to go through all the work and then find that it did not come out right. spoilage would be the biggest problem since homemade does not have all the preservatives in it.

June    Posted 09-04-2002 at 07:50:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, Hay.
My daughter puts them in a dehydrator for 24 hours, and she has a hard time getting them to last long enough to put into her 'sucky thing', a vacuum sealer, to put away for camping. Her 2 grand nephews, nephew, and grandson make them disappear. These young men range in age from 11 months to 7 years. If there are any left her old man gets some. If she wants any for herself she uses some hot sauce on em. Then a bunch of friends puts them away for her and she still doesn't have any to put away for camping. Once vacuum sealed they don't take up much room in the freezer. Keeping is not a problem if they are dried first.

Sioux    Posted 01-29-2002 at 13:59:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I make mine from moose meat...I marinade in teriaki sauce and spices ...smoke in a small smoker for a couple of hours then use a dehydrator...its great..

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