Title: Jerky 02
Subject: COLLECTION: Jerky
Organization: The Cellar electronic community and public access system
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 93 10:03:12 EST
Here's a collection of responses that I got when I asked for beef jerky
recipes in r.f.cooking about a month ago...
From: CBARNES@tamvm1.tamu.edu (Chris Barnes)
Last year, my wife tried to make jerky. She looked in several different
cookbooks and we were amazed at how different the receipts were.
Normially, there are variations in what spices to use, how long to
cook, etc., but they are all pretty much the same. Not so with jerky
reciepts. So we ended up kinda making up our own from a hybrid of
the ones that sounded good and it worked pretty good. It went like
Cut the venison (or whatever it is you are using) into strips about
1" wide x 1/4" thick .
Marinate 32-48 hours (in refridgerator) in :
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup vegitable oil
1/4 cup white wine
2 teaspoons seasoning salt
2 teaspoons regular salt
2 teaspoons seasoning pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons liquid smoke (tm)
4 cups water.
Make sure the marinate covers the meat.
Line bottom of oven with foil. Lay strips of meat directly on oven
rack. Cook at 200 degrees for about 4 - 8 hours or until the meat is
slightly dried & will bend without breaking. Be carefull to not
overcook as the meat will burn easily once the moisture is completely
removed from the meat. You might want to check the meat frequantly
after the 4 hours.
I made some killer jerky this year with venison-
I cut the meat from the hams with the grain of the meat in 6 in strips
about 1/2 in thick and marinated in soy,worshester,tabasco lemon juice
spices and brown sugar for 2 days.I dug a 6 ft pit 2 feet deep and
lined with tin. Next I starte a fire with mesquite wood on the end of
the pit where the wind was blowing from and placed the meat on the
other end. Hang the meat from some type fo small wire cage.Your fire
needs to be about 3 feet from the meat . Make sure the fire isnt
burning but just smoking with hot coal on bottom. Next I covered the
pit with an 8 ft piece of tin and placed rocks on top. Add wood ever
6 hrs or so. After smoking for 18 hrs I took the meat out and put on a
large tray in the oven. Turn the oven to the lowest temp and close.
Flip the meat in about 12 hrs and in about 24-30 hrs you have some
awsome jerky. Good Luck-Its Easy!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU (John M. Peterson)
Here's a recipe for jerky that works well on just about
any kind of meat.
If you use meat that is still half frozen,it's much easier
to slice it into *THIN* strips.I prefer to slice mine as thin
as I can get it(venison,maybe an 1/8").
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tsp red pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp hickory salt
1 bottle soy sauce(8oz?6oz?)
Enough water to cover whole mess
Mix dry ingredients ,I dump the soy sauce into a glass bowl,
then dump the spices in the bottle add a little warm water to
mix them thoroughly.Marinate your meat in this in the fridge
overnight.(reach in there and stir a couple a times)
To dry the meat,set your oven to around 150-200 degrees,
cover the bottom of the oven with foil because it's gonna drip
Spread the meat on the racks(not letting it touch),prop the
door open with a spoon handle or something to let air circulate.
It's going to take 3-5 hours to dry completely.It's also going
to stink the whole house up(my wife's opinion,not mine)
The jerky turns out rather salty and when you get a bite from
the bottom of the crock where all the pepper settled,it's down
I've used this recipe a dozen times or more,it's always turned
[I got this from rec.backcountry. I'll watch for subsequent postings
as they appear. MFS]
This is the first part of my jerkey summary...a few people had asked
for the recipies that I got. I didn't get very many responses, but
thanks to those of you who were kind enough to reply. Special thanks
to Bob (you know who you are) who sent me a bunch of recipies. Anyway,
I'm going to post all of them, but only a few at a time, to build the
anticipation. Since all the methods are essentially the same, I'll
put the method in first, followed by the various ingredient lists.
For measurements, tblsp = tablespoon and tsp = teaspoon.
General jerkey method:
All recipies use 1 lb lean meat, thinly sliced. (3/16-1/4 in thick)
In a small glass bowl, combine all ingredients except meat. Stir to mix
well. Place meat 3-4 layers deep in a container, spooning sauce mixture
over each layer. Cover tightly and marinate 6-12 hours in the 'fridge,
stirring occasionally and keeping the mixture covered.
I can't really help with drying instructions, but i'd say somewhere between
7-10 hours, depending on how you like it.
Mild Mexican Jerky
1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp crushed oregano
1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt 1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp ground ginger 1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tbs brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 tsp papper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt 1 tbs dry sherry (if desired)
1/4 tsp pepper 2 tbs sesame seeds
2 tsp sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp MSG (if desired)
Hot & Tangy Jerky
1 tsp salt 2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 tsp cracked pepper 2 tbs A-1 sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 3 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp paprika
Middle Eastern Jerky
1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp ground cumin
1--1/2 tsp coriander 1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt 1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tbs chili powder 1 tsp garlic powder
That's it for this post. Still 7 recipies left to go, but my
fingers are getting tired. And it's dinner time. The only
recipe I've tried so far is the one for Hot & Tangy jerky, and
it's pretty good. hopefully I'll be able to try the rest of them
when I have more time.
From: email@example.com (Doug Harper)
Hot and smokey
1 part liquid smoke
2 parts Worchestershire suuce
4 parts soy sauce
lots of (freshly) ground black pepper
1 cup soy sauce
1 t ginger powder
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t sugar
1/2 t white pepper
sliced scallions (optional)
Cut lean beef (london broil) about 1/4" thick and marinade for several hours.
Dehydrate at 145 degrees until pliable
From: lewie.knapp@Quorum.COM (Lewie Knapp)
Hi Mitch, I just read your posting asking for Beef Jerky recipes. I just
made this one recently and it came out very well. It's very simple. I
have been experimenting with the ratios of salt/flavor/sweetners and
this one seems to work well. My most recent discovery is that if you
use lemon juice in jerky marinades, it tends to "cook" the meat and give
it a drier, more brittle texture when it is dried. I didn't like the
results as well as jerkies made without lemon juice.
1 lb beef or turkey, sliced thin
(I like to slice with the grain, it gives it a nicer
3 Tbs Soy Sauce
2 Tbs Worchestershire sauce
1 Tbs Honey
Marinate overnight and dry using your favorite method...
Anyway, I am interested in getting a copy of the list you compile. I
have a drier at home and we have started to enjoy having some form of
jerky around to snack on around the house...