4.28.2011

Beef Jerky - Three-Way(s)

Teriyaki Beef Jerky

I must admit, I do not like beef jerky.  It's too....well....beefy.  I'm not a big meat-eater anyway but to eat something that is pure 100% meat turns me off.  However, my husband and son absolutely love beef jerky.  Not to mention their friends, our neighbors, our family...

I decided to learn how to make the men in my life their special (gag) treat.  And I must admit, it was the most tolerable beef jerky I'd ever had.  I realize this isn't a very good way to promote my recipes for Beef Jerky, but I need to be honest about my own tastes.

These three recipes are for spicy, teriyaki, and peppered beef jerky.  If you make lovey-dovey eyes at your butcher, s/he might just slice the beef for you so you don't have to bother.

If you haven't run for the hills yet, I present to you the three best recipes for beef jerky you will ever eat.

Peppered Beef Jerky

Peppered Beef Jerky

3-1/2 T. worcestershire sauce
3-1/2 T. soy sauce
1 t. brown sugar
1/2 t. (rounded) onion powder
1/2 t. (rounded) garlic powder
1/2 t. cayenne
1/2 T. freshly ground pepper
water
One 1-lb. beef top sirloin steak, trimmed, very thinly sliced with the grain
1/2 to 1 T. freshly ground pepper

Mix first 7 ingredients in a gallon zip-top bag.  Add beef to marinade.  Add enough water to cover the beef and mix around to coat steak pieces.  Marinate in refrigerator 18-24 hours.


Pre-heat oven to 225*.  Set rack inside large rimmed baking sheet.  Spray rack with cooking spray.  Place steak in single layer on rack.  Sprinkle remaining 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of ground pepper on both sides of beef.  Bake until dried but still pliable, 2-1/2 - 3-1/2 hours.  Cool. 
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Spicy Beef Jerky


Spicy Beef Jerky

One 1-lb. beef top sirloin steak, trimmed, thinly sliced with the grain
2-1/2 T. minced canned chipotle chilies in adobo
2 t. sea salt
1 t. onion powder
1 t. garlic powder

Mix together all ingredients except beef.  Add beef and stir to coat.  Cover and chill at least 18 hours, or up to 24, stirring occasionally.

Pre-heat oven to 225*.  Set rack inside large rimmed baking sheet.  Spray rack with cooking spray.  Place steak in single layer on rack.  Bake until dried but still pliable, 2-1/2 - 3-1/2 hours.  Cool.

Spicy Beef Jerky adapted from Bon Appetit magazine
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Teriyaki Beef Jerky
(photo at top of page)

1 T. brown sugar
1-1/2 t. kosher salt
1 t. onion powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. freshly ground pepper
2/3 c. bottled teriyaki 
1/2 c. orange juice
1/4 c. water
1 T. honey
1 t. soy sauce
1 t. liquid smoke
One 1-lb. beef top sirloin steak, trimmed, thinly sliced with the grain

Mix together all ingredients except beef in gallon zip-top bag.  Add beef and mix to coat.  Chill at least 18 hours, or up to 24, stirring occasionally.

Pre-heat oven to 225*.  Set rack inside large rimmed baking sheet.  Spray rack with cooking spray.  Place steak in single layer on rack.  Bake until dried but still pliable, 2-1/2 - 3-1/2 hours.  Cool.
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10 comments:

verticalsidewall said...

i exceedingly love this beef jerky! thanks to this recipe, i'll never buy anymore colorful meat sacks from the gas station again; not when jerky can be made fresh, healthy, and delicious at home.

bluesparrow91 said...

What does the T. stand for?

Shannon Marie said...

bluesparrow91: The T. stands for tablespoon, and the t. is for teaspoon. Thanks for your question!

Gregg said...

Is that really 11 lbs of meat?

Shannon Marie said...

Gregg: Sorry! It's a bit misleading. I'll change the hyphen right away. It's actually one 1-lb. beef top sirloin. Thanks for pointing it out - it does look like 11 lbs.!

Anonymous said...

Jerky is actually not cooked meat, it is dehydrated, so you should put it in the oven at around 140 to 150 degrees for 4 to 6 hours. Any hotter than that and it will cook. Obviously, if you want to do it hotter, that's fine, you can make it however you want, but jerky is technically done at a lower temp and for a longer time.

Trialheadfoods said...

All i can say about jerky is that it is a healthy food. Apart from this it is also a good snack food rich in proteins.

What is jerky

Shannon Marie said...

My husband would agree. He doesn't eat meat anymore, and sadly, this is one of the few meat dishes he misses. Our son is still a carnivore, so he'll have to learn himself how to make jerky. And you're right - protein makes you feel full longer, and there are no added fat or calories, so it's about as lean as it gets.

Learn about Black Pepper Beef Jerky said...

I soooo love beef jerky, and will be trying this for sure! Thanks so much for sharing! Yum!

top sites, delicious Mild Original Hickory Beef Jerky said...

I made mine at home. Yours looks really nice, very nicely done...like store bought.