5 Easy Homemade Beef Jerky Recipes

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Jerky is a very popular treat for my family.  We have had quite a few different kinds.  My son even made duck jerky which my grandson just loved.

Here are 5 Easy Homemade Beef Jerky Recipes.

Beef Jerky
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs round steak (or flank or brisket)
  • ¼ C. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
  • ¼ tsp. ea. pepper and garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. hickory smoke-flavored salt
Instructions
  1. Trim and discard fat from meat.
  2. Cut meat in ⅛ to ¼ thick slices.
  3. In a bowl combine all but meat.
  4. Stir until seasonings dissolve.
  5. Add meat
  6. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Let stand one hour.
  8. Shake off excess liquid and put meat slices on oven racks or shallow baking pan.
  9. Dry meat at lowest possible oven temp (maybe 180 or 200) until it is brown, hard, and dry.
  10. This can take as long as 24 hours.
  11. **You can also use a dehydrator.
Beef Jerky Recipe #2
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb Flank steak
Instructions
  1. Select a ½ inch think flank or top round steak.
  2. Trim away all fat then partially freeze until firm.
  3. Slice across the grain in a ¼ to ½ inch wide strips.
  4. Place meat strips in a shallow dish or heavy plastic bag.
  5. Add soy or teriyaki sauce to cover the meat.
  6. If desired onion or garlic powder or Worcestershire sauce may be added.
  7. Toss to coat each piece. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  8. Lift meat from marinade.
  9. Drain, then air dry for a couple of hours.
  10. Arrange meat strips in single layer on a fine wire screen or cake cooling rack.
  11. Place in low temp. oven (175 to 200 degrees) or slowly smoke-cook in a smoker until meat is completely dried.
  12. Store in air-tight container. Serve as a snack or appetizer.
Beef Jerky #3
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Ingredients
  • ½ tsp Pepper (MORE FOR HOT)
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Salt
  • 1 lb Beef Roast
  • ½ c Soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Garlic Salt
  • ½ tsp Lemon Pepper
Instructions
  1. Marinate 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Bake in oven 150 to 170, overnight for 10 - 12 hours.
Steak Jerky
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Flank Steak Or London Broil
  • Coarse Black Pepper
  • ½ c Soy Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
Instructions
  1. Cut flank steak or London broil into ¼" strips.
  2. Sprinkle with garlic powder and coarse ground black pepper.
  3. Marinate in soy sauce for 24 hours.
  4. Bake in 150 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 hours.
  5. DO NOT exceed 150 degrees F.
London Broil Jerky
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lb London Broil
  • ½ c Soy sauce
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Red pepper flakes, less for sissies
  • 2 tbs Liquid smoke
Instructions
  1. Freeze the London Broil or other lean roast.
  2. When ready to make jerky, remove the roast from the freezer and let partially thaw.
  3. When just able to slice, first remove all fat and then slice against the grain in thin (1/4 inch or less) slices.
  4. Cover the meat with the marinade, turn from time to time and let marinade overnight.
  5. In the morning line a shallow cookie sheet with a few layers of paper towels.
  6. Place on the lower rack.
  7. Place upper rack in oven in top position and lower rack in lower position.
  8. Hang the beef slices from the upper rack with toothpicks above the paper towels.
  9. hours at 160F average temp is about right.
  10. If your oven is really tight, you might crack open the door a bit to allow the water vapor to escape.

These are just 5 variations that you can make using flank steak, London Broil or any other lean roast.  You will find it is much cheaper than buying beef jerky from the store and the taste is phenomenal.

Beef Jerky Can Be a Great Snack

  • After School Snacks
  • Camping
  • A treat for car rides
  • Family picnics
  • Time spent with the family while making it.

 

We have many memories of the boys and their sister making venison jerky before the holidays.


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Becky

Wife, mother, grandma, blogger, all wrapped into one person, although it does not define her these are roles that are important to her. Entering into their 'empty nest' stage in life, Becky, and her husband Roger are learning to live with their youngest away at school more than not. Becky enjoys way too many TV programs but her favorites are normally criminal based or something to make her laugh. Keep an eye out because 2018 is going to be her year!

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I have always wanted a smoker and means to make my own jerky. I’ll have to try the oven method!

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The London Broil Jerky recipe looks astounding. I cannot wait to taste your special recipe. I thank you so much for the directions on this delicious treat.