Mel's Heal Tappin' Beef Jerky

Mel's Heal Tappin' Beef Jerky

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Melissa Goff 761

"This is a kicked up verison of beef jerky."
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25 servings yields 1 batch
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Original recipe yields 25 servings



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  1. In a small bowl, mix water, soy sauce, liquid smoke, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, meat tenderizer, paprika, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes together thoroughly.
  2. Cut the thin sliced top round beef into nice size strips, 3 to 3 1/2 inches wide. Place in a ziploc bag, and pour marinade mixture over the meat and seal closed.
  3. With your hand shake or move marinade around in the bag to incorperate liquids in and around and onto meat, as evenly as possible. Refrigerate for 8 hours or over night for best flavor. Periodically, pull bag out of the refrigerator and move meat and liquids around in the bag to get a good quality of the liquids from the marinade over the meats to insure even flavoring.
  4. When time to dehydrate meat. Remove the meats from liquids and disguard. Lay the meat strips on to dehydrating baking sheets loosely and spaced out.
  5. Follow instructions on dehydrator for proper drying. Dehydration of meat should take 4-6 hours if meat is very thin to 6-8 hours if meat is moderately thin...if meat is 1/2 inch thick..meat could take at least 8-12 hours. Please watch meat from time to time, and rotate trays if neccassary, if dehydrator instructs say to.


Beef Jerky is soo easy to make and soo inexpensive, and you get more for you dollar if made at home. This a slight kick up from my original recipe. Not spicy just a little bit of heat. Love it l...