Easy Beef Jerky Recipe

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This Easy Beef Jerky Recipe is a perfect homemade food gift for the holiday season.

Make this Easy Beef Jerky Recipe to give as a homemade holiday food gift everyone will appreciate.

Easy Beef Jerky Recipe

Trim all the fat from as much beef flank steak as you care
to prepare (and start with lots, since the meat will shrink
a great deal as it dries). Cut the steak lengthwise (with
the grain) into long, thin strips that are no more than 1/8
inch thick. Toss with 1/2 cup soy sauce that contains 1/2
teaspoon each of garlic salt and lemon pepper. Then place
the strips close together — but not overlapping — in a single
layer on a rack over a baking sheet, and bake in a slow
oven (150 to 175 degrees Fahrenheit) overnight or 10 to 12 hours. Store
the finished jerky at room temperature in an airtight
container. If all the fat was trimmed away from the meat in
the beginning, this jerky will keep indefinitely.


Use the Toasted Jerky
Crumbles Recipe
to make a tasty jerky crumble from this recipe.


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Ideas
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