Beef jerky is a delicious and convenient snack that can be easily made using a dehydrator. Here's a recipe for making beef jerky in a using one:
2 lbs of beef (lean roast)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Trim the beef of any excess fat and slice it into thin strips, about 1/4 inch thick. Cutting the beef against the grain will make it easier to chew.
In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix until the ingredients are well combined.
Add the beef strips to the mixing bowl, making sure each strip is coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the beef marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Once the beef has marinated, remove it from the fridge and let it come to room temperature. Arrange the strips on the dehydrator trays, making sure they are not touching each other.
Set the dehydrator to 160°F and let the beef dry for 6-8 hours, or until it is fully dehydrated and no longer moist to the touch. The drying time may vary depending on the thickness of the beef strips and the humidity level in your environment.
Once the beef is fully dehydrated, remove it from the dehydrator and let it cool to room temperature. Store the beef jerky in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
Enjoy your homemade beef jerky as a delicious and healthy snack!