This is one of many variations I have tried. I use my oven. If you have a food dehydrator, be sure to follow factory instructions. I store mine in a plastic jar. No refrigeration needed, and it keeps for months.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, ground black pepper and brown sugar to taste. Mix well and add the steak slices. Place entire mixture with meat into a sealed plastic container and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.

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  • In the oven, place one oven rack on the highest rack setting and one rack on the lowest setting. Place a piece of aluminum foil OR a baking sheet on the lowest rack, to catch any drippings.

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Insert a wooden toothpick through the end of each slice of meat, and suspend each slice from the top rack in the oven, using the toothpick as a support for the slice.

  • Bake at 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) with the oven door propped open to allow moisture to escape. Bake for 6 to 8 hours depending on thickness of slices. Jerky should bend, and not snap.

Nutrition Facts

204.2 calories; protein 18.7g 37% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; fat 13g 20% DV; cholesterol 55.3mg 18% DV; sodium 791mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Waiting 8 hours is sooooo hard. Your home will be filled with a wonderful aroma (use your exhaust fan). I added about 1 tablespoon of cracked black pepper and red pepper flakes. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2003
I followed the recipe to the t. The marinated beef smelled so good! I used an "electric" oven. I keep my eye on the jerky hourly unfortunately it turned out very dry even when cutting back on baking time. I throw out the whole batch. It appears that those that liked this recipe had "dehydrarors. I think I will try the dehydrator method and may find I write a different review. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Waiting 8 hours is sooooo hard. Your home will be filled with a wonderful aroma (use your exhaust fan). I added about 1 tablespoon of cracked black pepper and red pepper flakes. Delicious! Read More
(64)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
This turned out much better than I thought it would. However we used ground meat and let it marinate for almost 24 hrs(or basically "soak" up the marinade). Using a jerky press that we borrowed we made half into flat strips and the other half like ropes and deydrated them (it was already ground up-I doubt we'd get them to work very well in the oven as directed). The ropes turned out much better than the flat strips but they were tasty = slightly salty and hot yet sweet (from the brown sugar I assume). Thanks Pete! This worked well for us (even if we didn't follow the instructions exactly). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
to plain and not much taste!...T-bird's is the best i have tasted!.. alot more flavor and only takes 3 to 4 hours in the oven Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
My family thought this recipe was better than the T-Bird's recipe for Beef Jerky. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2003
I followed the recipe to the t. The marinated beef smelled so good! I used an "electric" oven. I keep my eye on the jerky hourly unfortunately it turned out very dry even when cutting back on baking time. I throw out the whole batch. It appears that those that liked this recipe had "dehydrarors. I think I will try the dehydrator method and may find I write a different review. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2004
This recipe was really easy to do. Although I didn't marinade my meat over night ( about 20mins) it still turned out really good. I don't know how it is with the oven I used a dehydrator. I put it in there for about 7 hours and everything turned out really good. I would next time trying adding something different to the ingredient since the meat tasted like the store bought stuff. Maybe trying a different cut of meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
It is pretty straight forward recipe and the results are great. I would of never thought you could make something like this without a dehydrator. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
One of the benefits of this recipie is that all the salt in Soy sauce preserves it. You don't need to add any additional salt to this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Kids probably shouldn't try to slice the meat but with a little help from mom or dad this is a fun recipe to try with kids. It's quick to get the meat slices in the oven but it's hard waiting for them to cook! Delicious! Read More
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