Recipe by Michael D.
"If you like the peppered beef jerky in the bag, you will absolutely love this."
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very lean beef, visible fat trimmed and cut against the grain into 1/4 inch-thick strips
1 1/2 tablespoons
ground black pepper
liquid smoke, or more to taste
water, or as needed
ground black pepper to taste
I made this two weeks ago and it was ridiculously awesome! I added more pepper/spice because I like it hot and the results did not dissappoint. MY dehydrator, at 155 degrees only took 5 hours to dry them fully which seemed odd, but I haven't died yet. I am currently working on a second batch :)
When I submitted this recipe step 6 was not included. I use only my dehydrater for drying and not the oven, this is why the time may be shorter.
made this yesterday...dh said it was great!!! only thing i did was 1/2 the recipe...used trimmed sirloin...will forsure make it again...thanks mike!!! ;o) ps i used my smoker (hickory & whiskey wood chips for about 4 hours on really low 200 degree heat) yummo
Very good but a bit too sweet for my taste. Will make again but alter the sugar quantity and really lay on the pepper next time.
We made this for Christmas as gifts for our diabetic relatives...and the rest of us jerky lover's too. It was fabulous. The leaner the beef the shorter the dehydrator time and the safer the finished product. We used round steak, but found it still too fatty. We will use top round or some other type of leaner beef next time. However, the flavor was perfect..and no nitrites like store-bought jerky. Much cheaper too! We did not change anything in this recipe. Thanks Mike.
Hey Mike - I have used this recipe several times AS IS and we love it! Some variations we have tried is adding more pepper and even a tablespoon of hot chili sauce for added kick. Thanks for sharing. I have some venison left from last fall that I want to cook to make room in the freezer and will be using it again shortly. Thanks again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mike's Peppered Beef Jerky
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 36
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