How to Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Home Made Beef Jerky

Home Made Beef Jerky

Do you know that beef jerky is good for you? It has about 15 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fat, and 80 calories. This is a good snack to have on hand to curb that hungry feeling. You can make a batch of beef jerky at home for much cheaper than the store bought one.

Items Needed

  • Beef, or venison, or deer
  • Teriyaki Soy sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Hickory Smoke Flavoring
  • Herbs: oregano, or basil, or thyme

Step One:

Trim as much fat off as possible from the piece of meat that you are intending to use. Slide it in strips about 1/4 inch thick, one inch wide, against the grain of the beef.

I used roast, or steak sometimes, which has a bit of fat contain to keep the meat moist.

Step Two

Put the strips in a big bowl, and season them with teriyaki soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, herbs of your choice, a pinch of sugar, and a few drops of hickory smoke flavor. Mix them up and let stand for a couple of hours to marinate.

Since I have to watch my sodium intake, these beef strips are not as salty as store bought jerky. Thus, they cut down on the marinating time!

Step Three

Place your strips on a baking pan, and bake them in the oven at 150-250 degrees for about an hour.

Allow five minutes for cooling!

Step Four

Store your beef jerky in zip-lock bags in the refrigerator.

This is a perfect snack for most occasions. Since it is homemade you know what goes into your jerky, and the kind of meat you are using. Make a few batches of this jerky because it will disappear fast!

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