Recipe by MIKE SHELTON
"A zesty venison jerky that you can make at home in your oven. If you have a food dehydrator, you can dry the jerky in it by following the manufacturer's instructions. You can also reuse the marinade for additional batches."
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boneless venison roast
liquid smoke flavoring
The marinade was absolutely delicious. The first batch was done in a borrowed dehydrater and it tasted better than any jerky I have ever had. However, the second batch was done in our oven and it was too dry and tasted like pieces of burnt meat.
I followed the recipe very specifically down to detail. And the jerky tasted very gamey. My recommendation is to do what everybody else is doing. And add brown sugar and a lot more pepper.
I made this recipe but changed it a little. I only used 1 1/2 tbsp. liquid smoke, and I forgot the ketchup on accident. I'm glad I did, because the jerky turned out AWESOME! Just like store bought. Oh, and I sliced my meat a little thicker than what the recipe called for too.
My husband is a busy man during deer season... and therefore I am too. By the end of the season I find myself throwing out meat to make room for more, so I thought what a way to use it all up. The recipe was great, just make sure you dont dehydrate while you are sleeping first batch came out alittle dry. Recipe also works great with cuts of beef.
this is the best recipe for deer meat. i have used is for ten years now. i do not liquid smoke. i do not put it in. it's better this way.
Full of flavor but not quite enough spice for us...we added some red pepper flakes to the marinade to give it that the added kick it needed.
Hubby the hunter extraordinaire loves venison jerky and also loves black pepper, so he adds more. We have a dehydrator with a ton of trays and there are times that I feel like a meat processing plant. One tip, we quadruple (or more) the recipe and use the 2.5 gallon ziploc bag to marinate. I can't speak to how the oven would work.
I have never made jerky before and this came out perfect. It was gone within 24hrs... I'll have to make more next time! I did let it marinate a *long* time (3days....)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 43
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