Sweet and spicy beef jerky

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Taylor Simpkins

By
@landinsmom92

This homemade beef jerky is healthy, delicious and just the right amount of sweet meets spicy! If you’re looking for a fun snack idea that’s easy, I suggest giving this a try! Also makes for a great homemade Father’s Day gift!

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Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
12 Hr
Cook:
6 Hr
Method:
Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp
    ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/8 or 1/4 tsp
    red pepper
  • 1-2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 lb
    beef top round steak, boneless
  • 4 Tbsp
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2
    onion powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    liquid smoke flavoring

How to Make Sweet and spicy beef jerky

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut the steak into the desired thickness (roughly 1/8 inch) I buy the top round that is already thin sliced so it saves me a step!
  2. Mix all of the ingredients into a large bowl (minus the steak) and whisk to combine
  3. Transfer the strips of steak along with the marinade into a ziplock bag and squeeze out as much air as possible. Massage to combine the marinade into the meat. If you don’t have a ziplock, use a large bowl tightly wrapped with cling wrap or foil
  4. Marinate at least a couple of hours but preferably overnight for best flavor
  5. When you’re ready to dehydrate, take steak out of the bag or bowl, pat it dry (I use hand towels for better absorption and simply wash them after)
  6. Align strips of steak onto the racks In your dehydrator
  7. Cook for roughly 6 hours at 160 degrees (Longer time will be needed for thicker sliced steak) there’s no need to flip your steak!
  8. When it’s done your jerky should be dry and a little chewy and perfect! It should look something like this

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About Sweet and spicy beef jerky

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American



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