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    Excellent Beef Jerky

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    27 hrs

    24 hrs

    3 hrs

    AlexCooley's Note:

    This jerky is better than anything you can find at the store.

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    1. 1
      Pat flank steak dry and slice into this strips across the grain of the meat.
    2. 2
      Mix all ingredients and meat slices in a plastic bag making sure each piece is getting marinaded.
    3. 3
      Refrigerate overnight.
    4. 4
      Drain meat on paper towels blotting well.
    5. 5
      Place meat directly on oven rack and cook at 140º for three hours.
    6. 6
      It helps to put a piece of foil on the oven floor to catch the drippings.
    7. 7
      Keep in a jar and refrigerate overnight.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 06, 2014


      This is an Alton Brown Recipe and it will ruin you from ever buying store bought jerky. Pre- packaged strips often taste (as some one else already stated) sickeningly sweet. To me, it tastes artificial. I made this recipe today using random cuts of beef I found on sale. I cut them all thin and only marinated the meat for 10-15 minutes. I did not pat the meat dry. I put it on the racks dripping. It made a mess but was so tender, I didn't mind the extra work. Also, I am not a fan if liquid smoke but I'm crazy about Hickory smoked powder. That makes a huge difference, in my opinion. My 3 teenaged sons and husband couldn't stop eating this treat!

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    • on May 05, 2010


      I stopped buying packaged jerky years ago as it's always grossly sweet. This wonderful jerky lives up to its name. I followed other reviewer's advise and partially froze the meat before slicing and adding the strips to the marinade. It accidentally marinated for 48 hours and was still perfect. As well, I hung the pieces with toothpicks from the rack and they oven-dried beautifully in the time indicated. Thanks for this super recipe.

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    • on November 06, 2009


      The best recipe for jerky yet!

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    Nutritional Facts for Excellent Beef Jerky

    Serving Size: 1 (12 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 50

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 17.5
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 3.7 mg
    Sodium 130.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 2.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    seasoning salt

    liquid smoke

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