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DIY Beef Jerky
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20 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 6HRS

DIY Beef Jerky

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The tug-of-war battle between your mouth and a piece of Beef Jerky can be a hard snack to chew and swallow. The commercial brands tend to be too salty, dry, tough, unhealthy, leathery, and heavily preserved for a long shelf life. For around $50, you can purchase a dehydrator. It is well worth the effort to make it by hand. It has become our go-to-snack for an active, outdoorsy day or trip.
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The tug-of-war battle between your mouth and a piece of Beef Jerky can be a hard snack to chew and swallow. The commercial brands tend to be too salty, dry, tough, unhealthy, leathery, and heavily preserved for a long shelf life. For around $50, you can purchase a dehydrator. It is well worth the effort to make it by hand. It has become our go-to-snack for an active, outdoorsy day or trip.
6HRS
Total Time
$2.63
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
us / metric
Canola Oil
1 Tbsp
Canola Oil
Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp
Toasted Sesame Oil
2 tsp
Toasted Sesame Oil
Brown Sugar
2 tsp
Brown Sugar
Sriracha
2 tsp
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
as needed
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Bourbon
1 tsp
Bourbon
Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp
Worcestershire Sauce
Ketchup
1 Tbsp
Liquid Smoke
as needed
Hot Sauce
2 tsp
Hot Sauce
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Beef
8 oz
Beef
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
390
Fat
25.7 g
Protein
24.4 g
Carbs
15.6 g
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Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Tenderize Beef (8 oz) by pounding it thin.
step 2
Add Canola Oil (1 Tbsp), Rice Vinegar (2 tsp), Soy Sauce (1 Tbsp), Toasted Sesame Oil (2 tsp), Sriracha (2 tsp), Brown Sugar (2 tsp), Ground Ginger (2 tsp) and Small Minced Garlic (1 clove) in one bowl. Stir together.
step 3
Mix in the beef. Finish with Kosher Salt (as needed) and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (as needed)
step 4
Add Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp), Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tsp), Bourbon (1 tsp), Worcestershire Sauce (1 Tbsp), Pure Maple Syrup (2 tsp), Ketchup (1 Tbsp), Liquid Smoke (as needed) and Hot Sauce (2 tsp) in another bowl.
step 5
Add in Small Minced Garlic (1 clove) and stir it up.
step 6
Add in the beef. Finish with Kosher Salt (1 tsp) and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Mix!
step 7
Marinade for 24 hours.
step 8
Spread out meat on dehydrator trays, then set dehydrator to 5.5 hours at 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) to dry pieces. It will last about a week in a Ziploc bag or mason jar. To make sure the beef jerky is ready, tear off a piece of dehydrated beef to check for redness (rawness).
step 9
Remove excess grease by patting jerky dry with paper towels after it is dehydrated. Serve and enjoy!
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Appetizers
Dairy-Free
Beef
Shellfish-Free
Side Dish
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