Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Home Made Beef Jerkey

I had a giant roast left over from a catering event and I wanted to try something new.  So I made beef jerky.  It was actually easy and so delicious.  My kids love it!  I used a recipe from Alton Brown, with a few changes to customize it for my kids. My roast was about 18lbs so I tripled the recipe. 

Roast sliced thin.  Some pieces were hard to cut thin so I just used the smooth side of a meat mallet and pounded it thin.
2/3 c Worcestershire sauce
2/3 c. Soy Sauce
2 Tabl. Honey
1 teas. freshly ground black pepper
2 teas. onion powder
1 teas. liquid smoke

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl or zip lock bag.  Prepare the meat.  It is easier to trim the meat if you place it in the freezer to firm it up a bit.  I used an electric knife to make it even easier.  Trim it with the grain.  Place the meat in a zip lock bag or large bowl with the brine and mix to coat meat well.  Place in the refrigerator for 3-6 hours.  I left mine over night.

Remove meat from brine and place strips on your dehydrator trays.  Mine took anywhere from 3-6 hours.  Here is a picture of the finished product.


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