Better Beef Jerky

Now, if you are intolerant to sulfur, you may not be able to have this, but if you are ok with it, this was pretty easy to make and delish! I have been looking for things to make for travel, and this just went to the top of my list!

  • 3 pounds very lean beef, trimmed of all fat
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon green peppercorns, ground (you can use black pepper as well, but I like the green peppercorn’s earthy taste here)
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

Cut the meat into strips 1-inch wide and 1/2-inch thick, and spread on baking sheets. In a bowl, mix the seasonings. Salt and season the meat evenly and heavily on both sides. Cover the meat completely on each side – don’t worry if you don’t use all the spices, just be sure the meat is well coated on both sides. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

Cook the meat until it is completely dried, 6 to 8 hours, turning as needed to dry uniformly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Eat as desired, or keep tightly covered, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.

Except you will never have it around for a month. This version is pretty spicy, you can pull back on the peppers if you don’t like it quite so hot. I am totally planning a camping trip so I can bring this…..

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2 Responses to Better Beef Jerky

  1. Chikis says:

    LC / I too and very surprised to find this web site. I think I am agrellic to white wine. Some of you have described the swollen lips and blistering. I have been dealing with severly chapped blistering lips for a month now. I thought it was a food allergy, but it’s not it has to be the wine. I went to a dermatologist a month ago and she gave me some ointments to treat my lips. They worked and I thought I was cured etc etc.Well last night I had some of my good old standby white wine and low and behold my lips are severly chapped and blistery. It Has to Be It!A few people mentioned being very emotional and a little out of their mind when they drink white wine and some people describing black outs, um guilty as charged with the emotional make that very emotional Like weepy and sometimes argumetative moods as’s the wine baby! I swear not just the fact that you are drinking alcohol ( we know alcohol no matter what kind can affect your mood) but I think that it is very interesting that you notice these moods, or changes on a specific alcohol. It’s your whole body protesting what is in it’s system. It may not be like being violently ill with stomach pain and the hives, but it is definetly a different way of showing a symptom.I will have to say I am done with white wine, no more nada.LC

  2. Mariano says:

    Mine fave meal if you will that I don’t have to cook is beef jerky I am a jerky fanatic tghouh. My second favorite would probably be trail mix. Not anyone in particular because I like to mix it up no pun intended lol +4

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