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Smoky Beef Jerky
Posted By Danielle Walker On January 7, 2013 @ 1:23 pm
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- 1 pound london broil steak or flank steak (ask the butcher for a very lean piece)
- ¼ cup coconut aminos*
- ¾ teaspoon all natural liquid smoke**
- ¾ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- dash of cayenne pepper
*You can substitute Tamari for the coconut aminos but omit the sea salt.
** I buy this brand of liquid smoke. Wright’s makes one as well. Ingredients should just be Natural Hickory Smoke Concentrate and Water)
- Place the steak in the freezer for 2 hours to firm it up and make it easier to slice thinly.
- Remove it from the freezer and trim any visible white fat. Any fat left on the meat will spoil after drying.
- Slice the steak into ⅛ inch pieces. For London broil slice it with the grain, for flank steak slice it against the grain.
- Whisk together the ingredients for the marinade and combine the marinade with the beef slices in a shallow dish or a ziploc bag. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours turning occasionally to evenly coat.
- Remove the meat from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels.
- Evenly place the strips on dehydrator sheets lined with parchment paper, careful not to let them overlap.
- Dehydrate the beef for 3-4 hours at 145 degrees F, flipping once half way through.
- Preheat oven to the lowest setting, usually 150-170 degrees F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or foil and place a heavy wire rack over both (an oven safe cookie cooling rack will do).
- Place the strips of beef on the racks leaving space between each piece so they’re not touching. Place the trays in the oven, leaving it open a crack to allow air to circulate.
- Dehydrate for 8-10 hours, depending on the thickness of the meat, turning 1 time half way through.
- *If you have a convection setting this process will probably take about half the time. Check for dryness around 5 hours and continue dehydrating if the strips are still moist.
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