photo by Mamas Kitchen Hope
- Ready In:
- 3hrs 15mins
- 1 boneless turkey breast (skinned and trimmed of fat)
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 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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This is really yummy! It did not take the 18 hours to dry though. I am glad that I checked it at 3 hrs. bc it was done. Maybe I sliced it thinner? Be sure to watch it closely. This has a wonderful flavor and a great texture. I am THRILLED to have found this and will keep this in my KEEPER file! Thanks Trace!
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