Posts Tagged ‘Beef Jerky’

I haven’t met a prepper yet who doesn’t really enjoy beef jerky.  Here’s a good method for making this delicious and nutritious treat.

  • Trim excess fat from the meat.
  • Place the meat in a freezer bag and put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  • Mix up your marinade in a bowl while the meat is in the freezer.
  • Remove the meat from the freezer.  It should be firm but not frozen solid.
  • Cut the meat into thin strips.
  • Place the meat strips in a clean, 1 gallon zip-lock freezer bag.
  • Pour your marinade into the bag with the meat, covering the meat entirely.
  • Squeeze as much air as you can out of the bag and then seal the bag.
  • Place the freezer bag in the refrigerator overnight and let the meat soak in the marinade.
  • Knead the bag occasionally to make sure the coating is reasonably even.
  • Remove the marinated bag from the refrigerator, the next day, and dump the contents into a colander to drain.
  • Choose your drying method such as using the oven or a dehydrator.
  • If using the oven place your meat in the pre-heated oven for 4 to 5 hours leaving the oven door slightly ajar.  200 degrees is a good temperature to use.
  • Let it cool down once the drying is complete.  Enjoy your beef jerky.