You might as well double this recipe to start with. This is by far the best basic jerky recipe out there. As is it is GREAT and it leaves room for tweaking with out destroying the results. Add a teaspoon of ground or crushed red pepper for a little kick. Bump up the sugar or add honey for a little sweater side. Add a couple of tablespoons of teriyaki sauce. 100 times better than the store bought stuff and much cheaper too.