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05-24-2006, 08:38 AM #1
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I have uncovered my food dryer. Along with drying vegetables, I want to do some jerky. I need some good recipes without sweetenings. Anyone have any recipes to share?
- 05-24-2006, 10:45 AM #2
i don't have a recipe but that cat is sooooo cute!!!! we do need to laugh often. sorry i went off subject but i had to tell ya
05-24-2006, 11:03 AM #3
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That's alright. I thought that it was cute too, and it makes me laugh everytime I see it.
06-09-2006, 10:54 PM #4
i don't have exact measurements for you... but this is a good basic marinade for any meat you want to make into jerky...
vary amounts as needed with the amount of meat you are making, marinade should cover meat completely.
two cups soya sauce
1/4 tsp liquid smoke (probably less)i've had the same bottle a very long time
note: you should be able to find this with the bbq sauce, ketchup, etc.
1 tbsp worsteshire sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar (you could leave out and it would still be good)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper (more or less to your own taste, you could add a splash of tabasco sauce if you like things spicey)
i like to boil this together for a bit to get everything disolved.
put marinade in a dish big enough for all your meat. you can get most in store butchers to slice a roast for beef jerky for free when you pick one out. layer the slices into the dish one at a time, completely coating each layer until it is all covered. let this sit in the fridge for a day or two. i use my oven, because i don't have a dehydrator, so i'll tell you how i dry it in my oven and you can adapt it to your dehydrator. i lay the slices on cookie sheets and bake in a low set oven (200 degrees i think), every hour i take the sheets out and turn the slices over until they look dry enough. sometimes i drain the extra liquid off when i'm turning the slices over. when they are done i store them in ziploc bags in the fridge for snacks. they go very fast and i don't every remember throwing them out. it's very good and i think this week i may make a batch myself!
note: the spices can be played with, you could use honey and garlic, bbq sauce with hickory flavoring instead of liquid smoke (but i promise you that if you buy a bottle it goes very far and it is a good investment and really makes this receipe work for me), tabasco sauce and peppercorns, dutch mustard... use your imagination.
i started making beef jerky after i heard how from a customer while i worked at a grocery store. it sounded great so i tried it and have adapted it throughout the years. let me know how it turns out and if you made any changes.
06-09-2006, 10:56 PM #5
ps to last post, the drying process usually takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours. time could be shorter or longer depending on heat in oven. happy drying!
06-10-2006, 08:36 AM #6
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Thank-you. I will give it a try.
06-10-2006, 09:51 AM #7
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We use a seasoning called Spade L Ranch. We buy it at Albertsons but you can get free samples at www.spadelranch.com and it makes great jerky. Just rub a bit on both sides of your meat slices and put it in your dehydrator or oven. About half of a container will season enough meat to fill most of the dehydrator.“When you get to the end of all the light you know
and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown,
faith is knowing that one of two things will happen:
you will be given something solid to stand on,
or you will be taught how to fly.” - Edward Teller
“Our Earth is degenerate in these later days;
there are signs that the world is speedily
coming to an end;
bribery and corruption are common; children no
longer obey their parents;
every man wants to write a book and the
end of the world is evidently approaching.”
— From a translation of an inscription on
an Assyrian clay tablet, circa 2800 B.C.E.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
aho mitakuye oyasin
06-15-2006, 12:06 AM #8
it's been raining so i've been thinking about making some.
06-25-2006, 06:33 PM #9
starsapphire, i will be mailing for the free sample of seasonings tomorrow. because i live in canada and it costs 89 cents to send a letter state side, it will cost me 2.67, but i'm curious and i need some motivation to make some jerky, eating it doesn't take motivation! anyway, i will be looking forward to getting something other than a bill in the mail!
07-20-2006, 11:41 PM #10
i'm still waiting for my seasoning sample. save on foods has roasts on sale this week, so i might try to get over there before it's over and buy some. here, if you tell the in-store butcher you are wanting to make jerky, they will slice it for you for free. when i get my sample, if i get my sample, i would like to try my original way and then try some of their stuff. i am really looking forward to trying it.
08-15-2006, 01:47 AM #11
it's been a good six weeks and still no seasoning...hmmm, i think i may be out of luck, we'll see.
08-15-2006, 01:58 AM #12
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Well, I am following this thread, so, is it cheaper to do homemade jerkey or buy it at Costco at 3 lbs for 10 bucks?
Thanks for any info!!
08-22-2006, 10:46 PM #13
good question chatterweb. i'm really not sure. i think you could buy a roast for maybe 2. cnd/pound here, but it would weigh a little less after it is dehydrated and you'd have to factor in the two to three hours the oven would be on to make it. the spices and soya sauce used to marinade would also add to the cost....so 10. for 3 pounds at costco sounds like a pretty good price.
still, it feels nice to make it myself and i don't do it very often, so it feels fairly inexpensive. if i EVER get that free seasoning sample, i'll get right at it and make me a batch!...sadly, still no reply.
08-22-2006, 10:49 PM #14
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We always use the jerky mix found at WAL Mart. I know that's not very original, but we just don't make enough to experiment.
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