Dehydrator Easy Pressed Beef Jerky

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2 1/2 lb 90 % lean ground beef
2 1/4 tsp non iodized salt
1 1/8 tsp accent
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/8 Tbsp meat tenderizer
1/3 Tbsp pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c worcestershire sauce
1/4 c liquid smoke
2 Tbsp ketchup

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Stormy Stewart Recipe
Well Seasoned
Mio, MI (pop. 12,477)
Member Since Mar 2011
Stormy's notes for this recipe:
Strips of beef to expensive try this delish alternative with ground beef. You can even use ground turkey, chicken or deer meat.
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Mix all spices with ground beef EXCEPT Worcestershire, liquid smoke and ketchup.

You need to really get your hands in to mix it well.

Press into strips with a jerky gun.

Mix Worcestershire, liquid smoke and ketchup in a shallow dish.

Coat strips with sauce.

Place on trays to dry.

Dry according to your dehydrator manufacturers instructions.
Other flavors as follows:.

Hot and spicy - mix Louisiana hot sauce with water to thin a bit. Coat strips and dry.

BBQ - thin your favorite bottled bbq sauce with water. Coat strips and dry.

Teriyaki - thin bottled teriyaki sauce with soya sauce. Coat strips and dry.

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user Tina Simpson ChefetteTina - Sep 6, 2012
Hi Stormy,
I am dehydrating your recipe right now and it smells sooooooo good! I make a lot of deer jerky and have been trying to get the right taste for ground jerky. I think where I messed up was by mixing the sauces in with my meat. I can't wait to taste your recipe:)
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Sep 6, 2012
Tina let me know what you think when it is done.
user Tina Simpson ChefetteTina - Sep 7, 2012
Stormy.. I do not like deer, but that jerky is good! I like it so much better than the store mixes. I will use your recipe and try some different spices when this is gone. Probably tomorrow :). My husband wanted to take it to work with him and I said no. I am sure I will be making this for Christmas gifts this year. Thank you for sharing. By the way what is your blue ribbon for?

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