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Beef Jerky


Courtesy of Kate Payne

Choose lean cuts such as flank steak, round steak or muscle meats. I used an eye of round roast. A 1¾-pound roast produced a quart jar of finished jerky. The majority of this batch took approximately 4 hours in the dehydrator, and a small segment of the batch took 3 hours in the oven.


Beef Jerky


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1/4 cups tamari
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce (I used Franklin's)
  • 2 garlic clove(s)
  • 1 1-inch piece(s) ginger, peeled and mined
  • 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper (or more, to taste)
  • 1 pounds meat, cut into 1/4-inch (or less) strips)

Beef Jerky Directions

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl or directly in a 9-by-13-inch glass casserole dish, then coat each strip of meat in the marinade and layer in the dish.
  2. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight.
  3. Dehydrate using your preferred method. I also experimented with precooked, garlic-and-herb-crusted eye of round from the deli case, which produced an easy, no-marinade beef jerky. The texture was comparable, but the jerky was not as richly seasoned as the raw, marinated project.

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