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Sweet & Spicy Jerky

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This is hands down one of the best marinades you'll find on the web to make an amazing batch of beef jerky! The slightly sweet and spicy flavors are perfect!

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Ingredients

  • MARINADE:
  • 1 1/2 cups brewed strong coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola
  • 2 whole star anise pods
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup samba! oelek
  • MEAT:
  • 2 pounds trimmed beef top round or bottom round, about 1 1/2 inches thick, and cut it into 1/4-inch thick
  • slices, either with or against the grain.

Details

Servings 1
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 630mins

Preparation

Step 1

In a saucepan. boil the coffee, Coca-Cola and star anise until reduced by half, 10 minutes: pour into a large bowl and let cool to room temperature, stirring often. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.

Add the beef to the marinade, a few slices at a time. stirring well to coat each slice with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.

Preheat the oven to 200°F. Set a large wire rack on each of 3 large rimmed baking sheets. Remove the beef from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange the beef on the racks, leaving 1/4 inch between slices. Sprinkle with coarse salt or coarsely ground black pepper (if called for). Bake for about 4 hours, until the jerky is firm and almost completely dry, but still chewy. Let cool completely on the racks before serving.

Make ahead: The dried-beef jerky can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks

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