This is a great way to make beef jerky at home without the use of a smoker or dehydrator. Just pop the meat in your oven and eight hours later you've got delicious jerky. Ask your butcher to slice the meat for you.

Sara
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

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  • In a medium, nonporous bowl, combine the salt, liquid smoke, garlic powder, monosodium glutamate, onion powder, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and ground black pepper to taste.

  • Place meat slices in this mixture and coat well. Then place the meat slices onto two 10x15 inch baking dishes in a single layer.

  • Bake at 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

404.4 calories; 33.7 g protein; 5.1 g carbohydrates; 114 mg cholesterol; 1781.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2006
First time making beef jerky. This was excellent! Friends also loved this recipe. I reduced cooking time by 1 hour for more tender result. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
My husband thought the flavor of the jerky was very good but thought it was too crunchy. I'll try it again and reduce the cooking time to give it the chewier texture that he likes. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2006
First time making beef jerky. This was excellent! Friends also loved this recipe. I reduced cooking time by 1 hour for more tender result. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2006
First time making beef jerky. This was excellent! Friends also loved this recipe. I reduced cooking time by 1 hour for more tender result. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
My husband thought the flavor of the jerky was very good but thought it was too crunchy. I'll try it again and reduce the cooking time to give it the chewier texture that he likes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
almost as good as company's coming recipe. Added liquid smoke to improve jerky taste Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2010
marinate overnight and then dry it at 150 for 6-8 hours instead of 200 and it won't crisp as much Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2009
This was very good. My kids love jerky and have me make it every year for vacation. I made just a couple of adjustments. I used a dehydrator and I added some tobassco sauce just to give it a bit of a kick. I shook in about 5 squirts but should have used more. I can eat it and I'm a sissy girl. My kids love it hot & spicy and really enjoy the flavor but wanted more kick. I'll try again. Anyway thanks Sara. Good job. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
Very Good Jerky! I did marinate it overnight for extra flavor. Great Recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2004
Beef jerky was great. I sent some to my husbands office and everyone there enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2011
personally i don't like the jerky in the store but my husband does so i tried making Sara's at home and it was great. i never touch his store bought jerky but this one we share. watch your time for desired chewiness. check every hour. lots of oven time and expensive beef needed but hey thats jerky i guess. oh and dont forget red pepper flakes for heat! if ya like heat like us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2013
I liked parts of this recipe but I changed it up a bit. firsty I like to trim and cut the sirloin myself. So I put it in the freezer for about 45 minutes then trimed the fat and cut it into 1/4" thick strips. Then I use a meat tenderizer to pound it to about 1/8" thick. The main reason I switched from store bought was to avoid harmful things like Nitrates. I also course ground some pepper over the racks before putting in the oven. And I set the oven to about 160 degrees F. Overall I liked it. Read More
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