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Basic Jerky Recipe

Feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking or taste

This is not to be confused with my Secret Jerky Recipe

Get 2 pounds of flank steak or top round.

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Trim as much fat off as possible

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Slice into 1/4" to 1/2" strips.
Slice the meat against the grain for a more tender jerky.
Slice with the grain for chewy jerky.

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Mix the following ingredients into a large bowl.

3/4 cup water
3/4 cup Worcestershire
3/4 cup soy
1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon ground black pepper

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Place the strips into the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours to marinate.

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Lay the strips of meat out on aluminum foil and sprinkle a seasoning of your choice.

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Place aluminum foil on bottom rack of oven. Hang jerky from top rack of oven with toothpicks or skewers and dehydrate in oven at 170 degrees for 4-6 hours depending thickness of jerky.

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The lowest setting on my oven is 200 degrees. I prop the door open with a toothpick. This lets some of the moisture escape and also drops the temperature down to around 170.

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After dehydrating, the jerky will weigh considerably less.

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