How to make Beef Jerky at home

How to make Beef Jerky at home

One of the most beloved American savory snacks, the classic beef jerky is a dish that you either love or don't like at all, but in no case can you remain indifferent. 

Beef Jerky contains dry beef (100%), low fat (max 4%) and a high percentage of protein, 39%, which makes the premium beef muscle an excellent and healthy snack. The snack is perfect when you travel or when you do sports and it is part of the "survival kit".

The recipe we want to present to you below is addressed to jerky beef lovers. However, if you haven't tried the famous snack so far, you can experiment with the homemade version, because it's absolutely delicious (we tried it too!).

Here we go: 

  • Worcestershire sauce: 177 ml or 3/4 cup
  • Soy sauce: 177 ml or 3/4 cup
  • Smoked paprika: 1 tbsp
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon (or more, to taste)
  • Black pepper, freshly ground: 2 teaspoons
  • Hot pepper flakes: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Onion powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Angus beef leg, thinly sliced: 1 kg

Put the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, smoked paprika, honey, pepper, hot pepper flakes, garlic and onion powder in a bowl and beat them together with a fork. Then add the thinly sliced ​​beef and make sure that the resulting sauce covers it completely. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave to marinate in the refrigerator until the next day. You can leave it for only three or four hours, but the longer it stays, the better the meat tastes.

The next day, preheat the oven to 176 ° Fahrenheit. Spread baking paper on an oven rack (if you don't have one, put a smaller grill over a tray or you can even put the baking paper in a tray). Remove the strips of meat from the marinade and place them on paper towels to dry. Throw the remaining juice in the bowl. Arrange the beef strips in the pan or on the grill and put them in the preheated oven (preheated, ok?).

Bake them until they dry well, after 3-4 hours. Cut them into smaller strips, using kitchen scissors. Bon appetit!

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