Jerky Recipe

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Deer season is almost in - time to stock up on recipes!

This is the recipe I grew up on. My mom always used it to make deer jerky.

If you're watching your sodium - use low sodium soy sauce and omit the seasoned salt, it still comes out great!

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24 Hr


10 Hr


3 - 4 lb
1 tsp
garlic powder - (i use 1 tablespoon)
2 1/2 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
black pepper - (i use fresh coarse ground and lots of it)
1/2 c
soy sauce - (i use low-sodium dale's seasoning)
2 Tbsp
liquid smoke - (i use hickory)
1 Tbsp
seasoned salt - (i use lawry's)
2 tsp
accent, quick tender, msg (you can omit if you like, sometimes i will use worcestershire sauce instead)

Directions Step-By-Step

If using whole meat - Cut into long narrow strips, marinate in sauce for at least 2 hours. You can either weave the tops of the strips through bamboo skewers to hang from top rack in oven or lay directly on dehydrating tray. Bake at 200 degree for 3 - 4 hours. If you're not sure how done you want your meat, take one out, let cool and try it first.
If you use ground meat - mix the sauce with the meat thoroughly. Let sit overnight in fridge before dehydrating. I usually cook a small piece of meat in a skillet before I dehydrate to make sure they are well flavored and not too salty. If it's too salty add more ground meat. I use a jerky cannon or blaster to make my strips. You can also roll out meat between wax paper or plastic wrap and then slice into strips. I use a dehydrator or my electric smoker w/o the wood chips. It usually takes me about 6-10 hours.

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