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Use your countertop, electric dehydrator to make nitrate free, protein packed, flavorful jerky everyone will love :

  • 1 pound round steak
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A few dashes Tabasco, optional
  • A few drops Liquid Smoke flavoring, optional
  • An Electric Food Dehydrator is needed that cooks at 145°F or above. (You can determine your dehydrator's operating temperature by putting in a cooking thermometer after machine has been on for 20 minutes, and is empty.)
3.9/5 (102 Votes)

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Looking for a jerky marinade to top of your jerky with a great flavor? This recipe is delicious!!

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hickory smoke
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Lemon pepper, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
3.9/5 (34 Votes)

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The best snacking kind of flavors combined into one

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Neufchâtel cheese
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 8 slices good quality bacon
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups spinach, frozen chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup swiss cheese, shredded (you could also use white cheddar or really any of your favorite shredded cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • Generous squeeze of lemon juice
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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The marinade for this venison jerky recipe is a winner! Just remember, the cooking time will vary depending on a fe...

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef or venison. sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3.8/5 (49 Votes)

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Sweet, warm, salty, and spicy

  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 pound apple wood-smoked, thick-cut bacon, excess fat trimmed from the short ends
4.2/5 (25 Votes)

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This pâté has a sweetness from the dried apples, a few savory notes from the bay leaves, and a distinguishing cru...

  • 1 1/2 pounds coarsely ground pork*
  • 1/4 cup dried apple slices, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup whole roasted pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 1/4 cup brandy or Cognac
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 bay leaves
  • coarse-ground mustard to taste
  • cornichons or sour gherkins for garnish
  • baguette slices, toasted, for serving
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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This is a classic technique for pan-frying dumplings and this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your arsenal

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 slice bacon, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup napa cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh chives, minced, about 2 small bunches
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 36 round dumpling wrappers, thawed if frozen
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
4.3/5 (10 Votes)

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Lumpiang Ubod (Fresh Spring Rolls) is a recipe filled with fresh veggies and rich savory pork and shrimp flavors

  • WRAPPERS:
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 cups water
  • FILLING:
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups heart of palm, cut into thin slices or 2 cups boiled bamboo shoots, cut into matchsticks
  • 8-ounces fresh shrimp, shelled, deveined and minced, about 1 cup
  • 8-ounces boiled pork, cut into thin slices, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup very thinly sliced green beans
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 lettuce leaves, washed
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chicken stock or 1/2 teaspoon chicken stock granules mixed with 1 cup hot water
  • 11/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts, to garnish
4.1/5 (34 Votes)

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Salty and sweet, these meaty meatballs burst with the flavors of blueberry preserves and crumbled goat cheese

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon BBQ seasoning
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (homemade or bottled)
  • 1/2 cup blueberry preserves
3.9/5 (23 Votes)

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Parmesan cups are easy to make and so festive for this Italian inspired appetizer with browned pork in a tomato sau...

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated
  • 2 cups arugula leaves
4/5 (23 Votes)

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We use ground beef for this nachos recipe, but if you skip the meat and just use beans–it’ll still be pretty da...

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (16-ounce) can low fat refried beans
  • 1 large bag thick corn tortilla chips
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeños, sliced
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded cheese, Cheddar or Monterrey Jack
  • 2 to 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cumin, to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole
3.9/5 (22 Votes)

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Beef jerky is given a Thai makeover with this simple but delicious recipe! A marinade of soy sauce, fish sauce, gar...

  • 4 pounds beef, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Salt, to taste
3.9/5 (19 Votes)

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