Hamburger Beef Jerky

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.

Photo by Jennifer K.
Adapted from food.com
Homemade beef jerky is way better than store bought... and cheaper!

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

390

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

390

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from food.com

Ingredients

  • 5

    pounds 90% lean ground beef (90-92%)

  • 4 1/2

    teaspoons non-iodized salt

  • 2 1/4

    teaspoons Accent seasoning

  • 3/4

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 1/4

    tablespoons meat tenderizer

  • 3/4

    tablespoon pepper

  • 3

    tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/2

    cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2

    cup liquid smoke

  • 1/3

    cup ketchup

Directions

Mix all spices with ground beef EXCEPT Worcestershire, liquid smoke and ketchup. You need to really get your hands in to mix it well. Press into strips with a jerky gun. Mix Worcestershire, liquid smoke and ketchup in a shallow dish. Coat strips with sauce and place on trays to dry. Dry according to your dehydrator manufacturers instructions. Other flavors as follows: Hot and spicy - mix Louisiana hot sauce with water to thin a bit. Coat strips and dry. BBQ - thin your favorite bottled bbq sauce with water. Coat strips and dry. 11 Teriyaki - thin bottled teriyaki sauce with soy sauce. Coat strips and dry.

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