Friday, 10 April 2009

Beef Jerky

This recipe has been borrowed from the original poster - 'GotwhatIwant' from the Outdoors Magic forum:

1 lb. round steak
4 tbsp. soy sauce
4 tbsp. Worcestershire
1 tbsp. ketchup
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion salt
1/2 tsp. salt

Remove all fat from the meat and place in freezer. When it is semi-frozen, cut it into 3/8 to 1/4 inch strips. Meat cut against the grain will be tender and break easily, meat cut with the grain will be chewy.

Marinate in the above sauce for at least 1 hour.
Drain in a colander and place on dehydrator trays. Do not overlap the meat and turn once while drying.
Dry in dehydrator for 8-10 hours. It is ready when it bends like a willow without breaking.
Store in refrigerator

Use crushed fresh garlic (2 cloves) instead of the garlic salt
Add 1 tsp of smoked paprika for a smoky favour
Add 2 star anise 'stars' for a great aniseed flavour

1 comment:

  1. the recipe sounds great. i'll test it the next time. A single malt whisky still gives the meat a good flavour