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    Big Country Jerky

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    6 hrs 40 mins

    40 mins

    6 hrs

    Steel Magnolia's Note:

    This jerky is wonderful...just spicy enough to be flavorful but not so spicy that it is too hot for the kids.

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    1. 1
      Meat Preparation:.
    2. 2
      Freeze beef or venison for 45 minutes to 1 hour, to a soft frozen stage.
    3. 3
      While in this soft frozen state, clean meat of all fat.
    4. 4
      Then slice the meat with the grain in 3/16" to 1/4" thick slices that are approximately 1 1/2" wide and no more than 6" long.
    5. 5
      Divide meat in half and place meat slices evenly into 2 separate one gallon ziplock bags and refrigerate.
    6. 6
      For Marinade:.
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      Mix all remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
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      Remove meat filled ziplocks from refrigerator and pour 1/2 of marinade mixture into each bag, making sure to coat all meat strips evenly.
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      Reseal bags and return to refrigerator to marinade for at least 2 hours and no more than 24 hours.
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      To Dehydrate:.
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      Drain all marinade off of meat strips in a collander and then squeezing the meat to remove even more.
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      Place the meat strips onto papertoweling and use another papertowel to blot as much excess marinade from meat as possible.
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      The dryer the meat, the faster the drying process.
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      Now place jerky in your dehydrator and allow to dry for 6-10 hours, depending on the thickness of your strips, the liquid you removed in the draining process and the power of your dehydrator.
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      Before storing, let the jerky cool completely then you can store in ziplock bags, jars or with a vaccuum sealer.
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      If allowed to set for 48 hours, the flavor of the jerky will develop and for the jerky to remoisturize a bit after the drying process.
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      Jerky will keep for up to 2 years in a cool, dark place.

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    Nutritional Facts for Big Country Jerky

    Serving Size: 1 (2040 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2029.8
    Calories from Fat 610
    Total Fat 67.8 g
    Saturated Fat 25.4 g
    Cholesterol 642.3 mg
    Sodium 26754.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 81.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 33.8 g
    Protein 254.5 g

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