How To Make Beef Jerky In An Oven
You can easily learn how to make beef jerky in an oven. Beef jerky is a tasty snack that doesn't need to be stored in a refrigerator. It is made from thin strips of meat that have been marinated and dried out. There are several ways to dry out the beef strips including using a food dehydrator, oven, and the sun. The easiest method to utilize at home is making the beef jerky in an oven.
You will need the following items:
- 3 lbs. beef
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce
- 3 tsp. hot sauce
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- Sharp knife
Follow these steps:
- Place your beef in the freezer until it gets hard. It is much easier to cut it nice and thin when it is frozen.
- Remove the beef from the freezer and slice it with the grain as thin as you can. If the beef is fatty, make sure you cut the fat off first.
- Pour the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Teriyaki sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder in to a bowl. Mix them together.
- Place your beef strips in to a large plastic freezer bag. Pour the marinade over the beef and close the zipper. Mush the marinade around the beef by squeezing the bag.
- Set the bag in the refrigerator. It needs to sit in the refrigerator for at least twelve hours. Every once in awhile, flip the bag over.
- Preheat your oven to the lowest temperature setting.
- Remove the beef from the bag and drain out all of the marinade. Run your fingers down the beef to remove more of the marinade. Then pat the beef strips dry with some paper towels.
- Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of your oven. There will be some dripping.
- Lay your beef jerky strips on your clean oven racks and close the door.
- Cook the beef jerky strips for four to six hours. The amount of time depends on how thin you cut your strips. You can then remove your beef jerky from the oven and let it cool before eating it.
Try using turkey or salmon instead of beef.