Beef Pepper Jerky – Husband Approved! July 23, 2016

     Yesterday, I decided to make some beef jerky. It’s such a good healthy snack, but an expensive one. I figured it couldn’t be that hard to make, so I looked at a few recipes online, and decided to go with my own marinade. Slicing the meat took the longest. I told my hubby that I could make a lot more if I only had a slicer.  He immediately started pricing them to find me the best deal.  You could make these so many different ways.  For my next batch, I will be using teriyaki sauce, cayenne & black pepper.  Then maybe a BBQ flavor….the list could go on!  


I used 4 lbs of 1/8 inch slices of beef (You can use a low priced cut of meat for jerky. Brisket works great.) I used a chuck roast since I got it on sale. I seasoned the meat in a large bowl with: 

1/2 cup Worchestershire Sauce
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/4c honey
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp smoked paprika 

Stir well, and then put the mixture in a large zip lock bag to marinate overnight. Lay out your pieces on wire rack placed on cookie sheets.  When I was done laying them out, I lightly sprinkled them with black pepper. Even the small pieces are wonderful for a bite size treat. Bake at 175 for 5-6 hours. They will be done when they bend easily, but completely dried. Enjoy!