By Oster71 on June 06, 2006
Photo by Zeezrom
Photo by Zeezrom
"THE BEST beef jerky recipe. I have made a ton of recipes out of all kinds of things. Roasts, steaks, etc. But the only stuff I get asked for is this stuff. It is so cheap and so versatile."
Serving Size: 1 (31 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 80
"Wonderful and cheap to make! Like other reviewers, I have had the best results by mixing all ingredients into the meat rather than coating the strips."
"Used all ingredients as stated, just halved recipe. The taste is FANTASTIC!!! I used hickory flaved smoke - our favorite. I did take two suggestions from other reviews though: 1) mixed the wet ingredients in with the meat as well. Significantly increased my drying time, but it made more sense to do it this way so that the taste was evenly distributed. 2) Rolled out the meat between two sheets of waxed paper. Worked great!!! Just need to roll it out in batches AND make sure the meat is all one thickness for even drying. The best texture was the 1/4" thickness. Thank you for this great tasting and convenient recipe!!"
"Mixed it all together, used jerky press worked good 4 me. Mixed with mixer."
"This is absolutely THE BEST!!!!!I too mixed everything together and then used my jerky gun to make the strips . We prefer the catsup, liquid smoke,worcestershire virsion. Nothing else will do now! Everyone loved it. Had to pass the recipe around. Thanks Oster, for making me look SO good!"
"OH MY GOSH! Never was a jerky fan but WOW! This one is a winner. Just got the new dehydrator and had to try it. I used 90/10 from BJ's wholesale club and this is the first jerky I'm actually able to eat since it's not so tough. Found that since I didn't have to focus so hard on tearing and chewing that I was able to enjoy the flavor. Looking forward to having convenient high protein snacks readily available. The second batch I made I added some cheddar cheese, jalapeno and cumino. Great stuff! Thanks."
"This is the first recipe we made when we got our new dehydrator and jerky gun. We love it. I did halve the recipe in case it didn't turn out, but next time I'll make the entire recipe. It was delicious. thank you!"
"We have only made this one time and took it with us for a snack for the family to eat while waiting for the Thanksgiving Feast to get done. Everyone loved it! We are making some tonight to take to family for the holidays. Wanted to make sure I got the good review on here for this stuff! Easy to make and VERY yummy!"
"I have been trying to make all types of jerky for years. I found this one and have made it a few times now and everyone loves it. I use lean ground turkey instead, its one dollar cheaper here a pound and little bit healthier. I did also mix all ingredients together instead of brushing it on. thanks so much for the recipe :)"
"This jerky recipe is the best one that i have come accross yet. i cut back on the salt a little bit, and omitted the red peppers. I can't seem to keep it in the house. I don't use a jerky gun tho. I roll it out between wax paper to about an 1/8 -1/4 " thick. It comes out perfect. I have tried other Jerky cures such as American Harvest and Eastman Jerky Cures. But my family much perfers this recipe."
"As with another viewer I experienced a watery mix and was unable to get it to work in a jerky gun/press . I had to pat mix together with wax paper."
"Easy to make, we will try it next time with the liquid mixed in. Fantastic taste, we used a round generic dehydrator and some of it was ready in 3 hours. Well worth it, everyone is raving. Can't wait to make more"
"this was too runny to make jerky with a press out of..."
"This might be my favorite recipe on recipezaar. Delicious, definitely a keeper."
"Turned our great. I, however, just mixed in one packet of Kikoman teriyaki marinade powder for each lb of ground beef used. It was very tasty and was gone in a very short time!"
"I have made this recipe 4 times now and we LOVE it. I cut the recipe in half to fill 4 trays. I've tried the teryaki topping but we like the ketchup,liquid smoke and worcesteshire sauce the best. I made the mistake of mixing the sauce into the meat and it turned out better, in my opinion, than when I brushed it on. I've made it twice that way and prefer it over brushing on the sauce. I gave some to my neighbor last night and she shared with company. They wanted the recipe and were stopping on their way out of town to buy a jerky gun to make it when they get home. Thanks for sharing."
"OK, this recipe made me go out & buy a jerky gun. Very nice. I reduced the salt, it was a touch too salty for me. I make jerky for friends, but always either used venison they gave me or beef roast. Never though to use ground meat. I have made this both with ground beef & also with 1/2 ground venison (in food processor) & 1/2 ground beef. It looks just like the stuff you get at the store! I'm very impressed. Thank you very much for opening yet another door to me."
"Very good recipe. The only thing I changed was to omit the crushed red pepper flakes. We don't like our jerky too spicy. Very good recipe. "
"Everyone who tried this jerky loved it."
"I just made my first batch and it is delicious. I also mixed the wet things directly into the hamburger. I used waxed paper to roll out but have ordered a jerky gun for future batches. Thanks for a great recipe. I found that 1/4 inch takes a lot longer to dry and will stay with a little thinner next time."
"Loved it! Usually buy high priced boxed mixes from specialty stores but this makes it easy to create for MUCH less.<br/>Mixed all ingredients in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, exchanged bbq sauce for ketchup. Used 1/4 cup liquid smoke in each 5 lb batch...1/2 cup seemed like an ENORMOUS amount. <br/>I mixed 15 pounds of frozen elk meat pieces that I had just ground and then let mixture rest overnight. Put one batch in the dehydrator. Made strips for two more batches on parchment paper in layers and covered with a dish towel. Then put in the fridge overnight to help dry. Just put another round in the dehydrator! One to go!<br/>Put 2 batches in freezer bags ready to jerky when we run out! Hope that works :-D<br/>Flavor is incredible!"