Making Beef Jerky
Children and adults enjoy eating beef jerky like a snack. With an extensive shelf life of approximately six months, it is a popular snack for campers and hikers. You can store beef jerky in the freezer or refrigerator once you have finished preparing it. Here are a few steps in making beef jerky:
What you will need:
- Brown sugar
- Cider vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Lean beef
- Dried garlic
- Dried onion
- Liquid smoke
Start by trimming all the fat from the meat.
Place the meat in a freezer until it is sufficiently solid to easily cut.
Slice across the grain to get wide strips of meat.
Mix soy sauce, dried garlic, onion, salt, cider vinegar, liquid smoke, and brown sugar in small amounts to produce the marinade.
You should then marinate the meat all night in a refrigerator.
Drain the meat strips.
Place the dried strips on a dehydrator tray and ensure that pieces do not overlap.
After doing that, you should dry the pieces at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 hours.
Rotate trays and turn the strips.
Dry for seven hours until you see that the jerky has gotten a dark color and is also sufficiently brittle to break into two when it is twisted in half.
Never dry your beef jerky out in the sun as you increase the chances of spoilage.
Try mixing several spices and other ingredients when making marinade until you get your own unique sauce.
You can also use turkey, venison, or chicken when making beef jerky.
Use the above simple steps to create your very own unique beef jerky. This high-protein, low-calorie snack is very beneficial, and you should consider consuming it on a regular basis.