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Beef Jerky Recipe

Looking for an easy Beef Jerky recipe? Learn how to make Beef Jerky using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by splangie

Makes 6 servings



From Good Eats: Urban Preservation II

Recipe Ingredients for Beef Jerky

1 1/2 pounds flank steak
2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Recipe Directions for Beef Jerky

  1. Special Equipment: 1 box fan, 4 paper air-conditioning filters, and 2 bungee cords

  2. Trim the flank steak of any excess fat, place in a zip-top bag, and place it in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours in order to firm up.

  3. Remove the steak from the freezer and thinly slice the meat with the grain, into long strips.

  4. Place the strips of meat along with all of the remaining ingredients into a large, 1-gallon plastic zip-top bag and move around to evenly distribute all of the ingredients. Place the bag into the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours.

  5. Remove the meat from the brine and pat dry. Evenly distribute the strips of meat onto 3 of the air filters, laying them in the grooves and then stacking the filters on top of one another. Top these with 1 empty filter. Next, lay the box fan on its side and lay the filters on top of it. Strap the filters to the fan with 2 bungee cords. Stand the fan upright, plug in and set to medium. Allow the meat dry for 8 to 12 hours. If using a commercial dehydrator, follow the manufacturer's directions.

  6. Once dry, store in a cool dry place, in an airtight container for 2 to 3 months.

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 174.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
278
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.5g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Sodium
2008mg
84%
Potassium
469mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
11.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
9.0g
Protein
33.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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