A delicious snack always makes up the mood of the party. So when you are serving something like spicy beef jerky, it becomes an instant hit. Beef jerkies are loved by all and especially during parties, these snacks can lift up the mood. Even more so, if you make this awesome dish on your own, it adds more flavor to it. You can find a nice beef jerky recipe and try it at home. However, make sure that you have all the ingredients available in your kitchen before you start off with the preparation.
Here is a very simple and easy to cook homemade beef jerky recipe only for you and your favorite people!
Traditional DIY beef jerky – This recipe will take around half a day for preparation and six hours for cooking.
Well to prepare this beef jerky the first thing that you will need is one or 2 pounds of lean cut beef roast. The lean cut will stay longer. Apart from that, the spices that you will need for seasoning are:
- Black pepper, one teaspoon full
- Garlic powder, one teaspoon full
- Meat tenderizer, one teaspoon full
- Onion powder, one teaspoon full
- Salt to taste
- Smoked paprika, one teaspoon full
- Soya sauce, ¼ cup
- Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons full
- Smoked Hickory sauce, 2 tablespoons full
- Brown sugar, 2 tablespoons full
If you freeze the meat partially, it will help you in cutting out thin and equal pieces of the meat.
First, you would need to slice the meat into thin pieces discarding all fat. Using a meat tenderizer mallet, you would need to pound the slices to make them really thin. In a baking dish, you should lay all the slices and pour all the ingredients over the slices and make sure that all the beef is covered in the mixture. Now it is time to marinate the whole thing. So you should cover the dish and keep it aside for at least 12 hours if not more. You will have to turn the slices time and again to help the marinade soak in nicely.
Once the meat is marinated thoroughly, you would need to put each strip separately on the dehydrator tray and then dry them at 74oC or 165oF. You should keep kitchen tissues handy to bloat any fat that comes up on the meat.
You will know your beef jerky is done when it cracks on bending but does not break. You can put the jerkies in a vacuum-tight container and store in a cool dry and dark place.