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Jerky recipes?

Discussion in 'Food' started by Onatah, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Onatah

    Onatah Novice Camper

    Anyone have some good jerky recipes that are tried and true?
    I don't like it overly dry. I like it with some 'chew' to it and nice smoky flavor.
    I want to try making some in the very near future. I raise meat rabbits and it's a great thing to use the belly flap for, I'm told. It's also deer season and we are hunters.

    Would be nice to save that $20/lb. price tag our local jerky place charges and make up a bunch of my own for taking to horse camp so I have something of protein value in my saddle bags.

    I don't have a smoker.
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  2. DeepFryer

    DeepFryer Novice Camper


    I would recommend making it in your oven, so you would be dehydrating the meat.

    a recipe I use is as follows:
    • 1/4-1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar (more sugar if you like it sweet)
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed or garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • black pepper to taste
    • chili flakes to taste
    As for the smoke you can add liquid smoke but I would recommend that you would not do that.

    Put tooth picks between each piece of meat and have them hang from your oven rack with a cookie sheet under neath to catch any drippings, set your oven to 150-175 and it takes about 8-10 hours depending on the thickness of the meat.

    good luck,

    -deep fryer
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  3. Onatah

    Onatah Novice Camper

    Thank you so much for that recipe @DeepFryer. I hope to be able to try this jerky recipe sometime. Venison jerky and rabbit jerky on the way! I'll be sure to post photos.

    The toothpick trick is great advice! I tried a long time ago to make jerky. It was an epic fail and one of the reasons was because the jerky stuck to my cookie sheets. I didn't want to grease up the sheets because greasy jerky just isn't right. Literally smacked my forehead when I read that part of your recipe. Thanks!
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  4. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    I'm looking forward to seeing that, and also be sure to let us know how it tastes :)
  5. ashley0323

    ashley0323 Novice Camper

    I have also been wondering this, but since I do not own a smoker or dehydrator it makes it difficult to try recipes. Did you end up trying that recipe? How did it turn out?
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