Doc's Best Beef Jerky Recipe
This recipe for beef jerky calls for soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke for marinating before going into a dehydrator. I hope you enjoy this jerky as much as me and my family do.
I like this jerky recipe very much, reminds me of the hickory farms beef jerky we used to get when I was a kid. And I've been missing that! I only gave it four stars because I did it a little differently from the recipe here. I didn't use meat tenderizer, I don't like using msg and I believe that is what it is. I used gluten free low sodium tamari for the soy and I also cut down the salt by about half. The first couple times I made it I didn't have liquid smoke so I used chipotle powder which was too spicy and didn't mix well. I also used the amounts in the recipe for one pound of meat. I would double the recipe for two pounds of meat. I was using this without the liquid smoke and it was ok but it's better with the hickory flavored smoke I used today. And I warmed the marinade on the stove and then let it cool to get the ingredients well incorporated. I found that mixing everything room temperature, I couldn't get everything dissolved and parts of the jerky would be more flavorful or more spicy than other
This is the 5th batch of jerky I"ve made with this recipe. The first 2 were as is written, just tripled the batch. AWESOME! One of the best basic marinades I've ever used. Perfect balance in my opinion. Using this as a base the past 2 times, I've adjusted with several things. Using the base, and splitting up the batches of meat, I added cyanne and crushed red pepper to one. I added BBQ dry seasoning to another. Added Dales Steak Seasoning to some, again awesome. AND, this time, I sprinkled the Grippo's BBQ Potato Chip seasoning on it before putting it in the machine! WOW, if you like Grippos BBQ chips, you'll love this with jerkey. Great recipe.
Before deciding on a beef jerky recipe, I had only thought of it when I came across, some beatifully thin sliced top round beef steaks, and I knew..BEEF JERKY! I found this recipe and decided to do this recipe....giving the approval my guys, said really good, needs just a bit more umph, but over all a good recipe. I did find, that I should have doubled the recipe due to my meat being exactly 2 pounds and there was no excess slurry left when added to the meat. SO Please take in account if any makes this with already prepared sliced meat, double the slurry batch to accomendate. I also left the meat to marinade over night for added flavor. Thank you.
I will say this is the jerky recipe I will forever stick with. I normally knock off stars if I change the recipe. But I just cannot bring myself to as this is so yummy!! I double the marinade, and omitted the salt (per other review suggestions), and used mesquite liquid smoke. I also used sirloin, which I thought is much easier to cut excess fat off, then london broil. Less oil while dehydrating I found as well. It is by far the best jerky I have had in my life...and I LOVE JERKY. And I made it which is so cool!! I love salt, and I can't say this enough, try without adding the tsps of salt first. You will be happy with the result. Thanks for posting. Now if we can get a ground beef jerky version that has the same magical taste. I think I will try by mixing all the dry ingredients into the ground beef, make into strips with a jerky gun, then coat with the mixed wet ingredients. I will edit my review and let you know of the results. Apparently, liquid marinades to ground beef, equals a real mess if mixed a
My go to Beef Jerky recipe! Love it!
This is a very good jerky recipe. I have made it many times. Over time, I have made some minor adjustments. - Leave out the salt - Add one ghost pepper - Add two jalapeno peppers - Increase liquid smoke to four TBSPs Bon Appetit