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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.

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  • 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


Servings 1
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 390mins
Adapted from


Step 1

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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