Rating: 4.65 stars
392 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 8

I have been making jerky for years. This is my recipe concocted by trial and error. Everyone who has tried it says it is the 'best jerky' they have ever had! My dehydrator is designed for jerky. It takes me about 4 hours to dry the meat. This could also be done in the oven or using other dehydrators. Please check your manual for correct times as each machine is different. I hope you enjoy this jerky as much as me and my family do.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
12 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place beef strips in the bottom of a large bowl. Pour soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, brown sugar, salt, pepper, meat tenderizer, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika over beef. Mix to assure all the meat is evenly coated. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Remove meat from bowl and place between two pieces of plastic wrap; pound to 1/8-inch thickness.

  • Arrange the meat strips on the tray of a dehydrator and dry at your dehydrator's highest setting until done to your liking, at least 4 hours. Store in an airtight container or resealable bags.

Editor's note

Place meat in the freezer for 30 minutes before cutting. Slightly frozen meat will be easier to cut into thin, consistent slices.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 4.5g; fat 7.9g; cholesterol 31.3mg; sodium 934mg. Full Nutrition
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