May 24, 2011

Smokey Asian-Style Homemade Beef Jerky

 
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Making your own jerky is incredibly easy.  From BBQ to honey mustard, you can easily control the flavor to your liking!  There is no need for use of a dehydrator because you can slowly roast these babies in the oven, although a dehydrator would cut down the time significantly.  These are a perfect gift for Father's Day or just as a snack in general. 



Ingredients:
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  • 1 lb boneless sirloin steak (or any kind of lean meat or venison)
  • 1/3 c soy sauce 
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil 
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds 
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp plain rice vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke 
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Directions:

Place the steak in the freezer for 20 minutes, to allow for easier cutting.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a an airtight container.

Remove the steak from the freezer.  Using a sharp knife, cut 1/4-inch-thick strips across the grain.  Flatten using a meat tenderizer to 1/8-inch thickness.  Put the beef strips in the marinade and place in the refrigerator.  Allow to marinate for at least 2 hours.


Preheat oven to 175 degrees. 

Remove the beef strips from the refrigerator and lay them out on a tin foil-covered baking rack.  Make sure none of them are touching.

Place in the oven and roast for 2 hours.

Turn them over and roast until they are dried out, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours longer.

 

Enjoy!


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