Grass Fed Beef Jerky

Here is a terrific snack idea that is loaded with protein, easily transported, and packed with nutrition.  Keep it on hand for a quick energy boost.

This doesn’t stay around long so make an extra big batch!

 

  • 1 1/2 pounds grass fed beef (round steak, or sirloin steak works great)
  • 1/4 cup liquid aminos or tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or crushed red pepper (if you like it spicy)
  • Optional spices:  Italian Seasoning, cayenne pepper, dried mustard
  1. Trim and discard all fat from meat. Cut meat into thin strips. (TIP:  put the meat in the freezer for 20-30 minutes which makes it easier to slice thinly).   In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; add meat and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. OVEN METHOD:  Place wire racks on foil-lined baking sheets. Drain and discard marinade. Place meat strips 1/4 in. apart on racks. Bake, uncovered, at 200 degrees F for 6-7 hours or until meat is dry and leathery. (TIP:  Put it in right before you go to bed and turn it off when you wake up.)   Remove from the oven; cool completely. Refrigerate or freeze in an airtight container.
  3. DEHYDRATOR METHOD (PREFERRED):  Place meat strips 1/4 in. apart on dehydrator trays.  Dehydrate at 155 degrees for 6-8 hours or until meat is dry and leathery.  Remove from dehydrator and store in an airtight container.
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