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Monday, April 26, 2010

Dick loves beef jerky!

 ...And so I make it myself when we are home for a day.

1/3 c Worchestershire
2/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c teryaki sauce
3 to 4 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili pepper
I bought some Carolina hot relish and added a generous dollop for some heat!
This will marinate about a 2 to 3 pound cut of beef.

I like to buy an eye of round roast. It's not fatty and is very lean. I've used other lean cuts, but I quite often find this one on sale.  I unwrap it and pop it in the freezer for about an hour so it firms up and I can cut it easier. 
Once it firms up, I plunk it on my cutting board, (plastic of course for the bacteria,) and slice it about 1/8 inch thick. It's tricky and I always sharpen my favorite knife really well to get the job done.

I combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

And piece by piece, I dunk the meat in the goop, making sure each slice is seriously coated.

I cover it with plastic and place the bowl in the frig for overnight.

I'm so lucky! My niece gave me a dehydrator for Christmas one year and it is just so slick!
I lay out the pieces so they don't touch and plunk the whole thing out in the laundry room so the noise doesn't drive us crazy!

So after about six to eight hours, this is what it looks like! Leathery and really nasty looking and by this time, our house smells like a polish deli!

 But Oh! Does he love me!

 Into a zip lock baggie and I keep it in the frig, although it never lasts very long! He takes it in his lunch for a snack.

 A couple of his buddies at work have gone out and bought dehydrators because Dick has shared samples! 
(I think he just likes to boast about me!)

 Looks pretty professional if I do say so myself!

All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.


Anonymous said...

I have a dehydrator & have made Beef Jerkey too!! Mmmmm......Yeah, I know not good for ya' but what is good for you that tastes so good??
Great recipe!! Smells so good when it is curing......

Brian Miller said...

very cool. thanks for posting this. i love beef jerky but never really thought about making it. definitely trying this!

Jingle said...

it is amazing to see how it works,
magical post!

Everyday Goddess said...

that's amazing! I never knew how that was made, great pics!

Judy said...

Yum!!! I've only made beef jerky once. I'm going to keep this recipe in mind for the future.

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! You will have him hooked forever! Making beef jerky!!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I am totally in awe! This looks fantastic! I would never have the courage to try...but you make it look so easy...I may just have to get a dehydrator and try! Terrific photos, as usual...Have a wonderful week! ~Janine XO

troutbirder said...

Wow! That does look good. And given the expensive price of the stuff maybe I should give it a try.