Turkey Jerky

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • After removing the skin and fat from the turkey breast, place it in the freezer long enough to partially freeze.(about 30 minutes).
  • When the turkey is partially frozen, slice it thinly against the grain.(an electric knife works best).
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl,stirring well.
  • Add the turkey slices,and stir to cover all the turkey slices in marinade.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to prepare the jerky the next day, pour the turkey slices and the marinade into a pot, and simmer until the liquid reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.
  • Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
  • Drain the turkey slices from the marinade.
  • Pat the turkey slices dry with paper towels.
  • Lay the slices of turkey directly across your oven racks.
  • Prop the oven door open with a wooden spoon to allow moisture to escape.
  • Continue to cook the turkey this way for 3-6 hours.
  • After 3 hours, test a piece by allowing it to cool,and then bending it.If there is any moisture present, continue to dry longer, checking ever so often.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months in the refrigerator, or up to 6 months in the freezer.
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