This may be what we call “basic” but it is super flavorful! My husband recently got a food dehydrator for Christmas and this is what we concocted from it first! We love it so much, we haven’t tried to make another jerky recipe yet!
Makes: 32 – 1 oz. servings
2 lbs. beef top round steak, cut into 1/8″ slivers
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbs. Worchestershire sauce
2 Tbs. liquid hickory smoke
2 Tbs. Splenda brown sugar blend
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. course ground black pepper
1 tsp. meat tenderizer
1 tsp. california style garlic powder with parsley
1 tsp. california style onion powder with parsley
1 tsp. paprika
In large glass bowl, add all ingredients except beef and whisk to incorporate. Add beef and toss with hands to make sure meat is thoroughly covered with sauce. Cover tightly and marinate overnight.
The next day, remove meat from bowl and place between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using meat hammer, lightly beat down slices to an ultra thin (without falling apart) slice. Arrange meat strips in dehydrator and use your dehydrator’s settings to complete. Ours is a very basic dehydrator with no settings. We rotate the trays as directed by the manufacturer every 2 hours, starting to check meat after 6 hours of cook time. It usually takes a good 8-10 hours for all of our jerky to be complete so make sure you have time!