This weekend I decided to dehydrate a batch of beef jerky. Store bought jerky is so expensive and is full of preservatives too. Since I just bought the dehydrator, I wanted to use the jerky seasoning that came with it first.
The directions had two options, ground meat and sliced meat. I am not a fan of ground, compressed, jerky so I went the other route.
I mixed the following together:
- Contents of the Nesco seasoning and cure packets
- 1/4 cup of water.
- Added a tsp of worcestershire sauce (just because I like it)
- Added tsp pepper (jerky must have plenty of pepper)
I marinated 1 lb of sirloin steak that Jon had sliced in thin strips (less than 1/4 in) over night (approximately 9 hours)
Then I laid the strips out onto the dehydrator trays.
I cannot wait for our oldest to bring some deer meat next hunting season! Of course I will be dehydrating plenty of things between now and then. Next time, I will mix up my own marinade.
Making jerky is so easy. Trust me….if I can do it, then you can. Give it a try.