The word “JERKY” is derived from the QUECHUA word ch’arki which basically means “DRIED AND SALTED MEAT.” However, no matter how long our ancestors have been making jerky, or what recipe is used, JERKY continues to be a favorite among all of us. Recently, we decided to use our dehydrator and make ourselves this delicious snack, and it turned out great.
1 1/2 to 2 pounds of steak
2/3 cup worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons ground pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Slice steak into very thin strips. Sometimes freezing it makes it easier to slice or have the butcher slice it for you. Place a large zip lock bag into medium sized bowl. Add all the ingredients into the zip lock bag. Marinate your steak pieces over night in the refrigerator. Remove the meat from the zip lock bag and pat dry with paper towel.
Place the meat in a single layer on the dehydrator. Dehydrate for approximately 3 hours checking and turning the jerky every hour.
We absolutely love this recipe and we hope you do to.