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jerky recipe

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Recipe by
Staci Cakes
On a farm in..., GA

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!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
cook time 10 Hr

Ingredients For jerky recipe

  • 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)

How To Make jerky recipe

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.