This easy homemade jerky recipe is simply addicting! Follow the steps below to make your own. Our staff couldn’t keep their hands out of the jerky jar!
From the Grocer
1 ½ lbs thinly sliced beef steak* (flank steak or other lean cut)
2 TBS honey
1 ½ cups Worcestershire sauce
Prep the meat:
TRIM any excess fat from meat (fat does not dehydrate and will spoil the jerky).
IF NECESSARY, slice meat into thin strips between 1/8” and ¼” thick. *Partially freezing the meat first will help you cut the meat, but your local butcher should be able to do this step for you.
For the marinade:
MIX Soy Sauce Powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper- Medium Ground, Paprika – Smoked Sweet, Hickory Powder, honey and Worcestershire sauce in medium sealable bowl or gallon-sized plastic zip-top bag.
ADD each piece of meat to the marinade individually to ensure each piece is covered with marinade. Seal bowl and refrigerate for 12-24 hrs.
REMOVE each piece of steak from the marinade and pat semi-dry with paper towels. Place each piece of steak on dehydrator rack; do not overlap.
ALLOW meat to dehydrate until it is tough enough to rip apart and has taken on a much darker appearance (roughly 8 hrs).
IF NECESSARY, alternate dehydrator racks regularly for even dehydration. Allow jerky to cool to room temperature before consumption. Store in an air tight container.
Time: 20-36 hrs
Yield: Approx. 10 oz
~ This recipe was prepared by our very own Jesse Hanson; foodie, lover of the great outdoors, and Graphic Designer!