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Western Jerky Recipe

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Chili powder and spices give this jerky a western flavor. This recipe uses a dehydrator. However, you can dry the jerky on racks in your oven set at the lowest possible setting.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 dashes liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 pounds round steak, flank steak or other cut meat

Preparation:

Mix salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, liquid smoke, and water together in a bowl. Dip meat slices into marinade. Place dipped meat in layers in a bowl or dish. Pour remaining marinade sauce over meat. Cover tightly and let marinate in refrigerator for 6 to 12 hours. Rotate layers of meat occasionally.

Place in dehydrator until dry. While meat is drying, blot excess oil with paper towel.

Yield: 1/2 pound jerky

Source: Dehydrated & Delicious by Ron Popeil and John May
Reprinted with permission.

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 5 out of 5
""heckalot better than store bought"", Member smokin_jim

Really easy to make. Instead of using the oven, I used a smoker. and it turned out excellant. Everyone that tried it loved it! I am getting ready to make it again this weekend. Wife doesn't like ""Spicey"" foods, and even she loved this recipe.

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