HOME > Chowhound > Kosher >

Beef jerky

laurenblok Nov 10, 2012 05:44 PM

My husband has been wanting to make beef jerky for a while now. Any ideas for what the best cut would be, and if anyone has a recipe they like that would be helpful too! Also, no dehydrator, only some really hot dry space (boiler room) that could theoretically work well.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. c
    chazzer RE: laurenblok Nov 10, 2012 07:38 PM

    You can try the Ruhlman recipe


    1 Reply
    1. re: chazzer
      laurenblok RE: chazzer Nov 11, 2012 09:47 AM

      Thanks, will show this to him and see if it's acceptable :)

    2. f
      ferret RE: laurenblok Nov 11, 2012 07:31 PM

      Using the oven on the lowest setting with the door propped open works very well. I've made jerky this way dozens of times.

      7 Replies
      1. re: ferret
        weinstein5 RE: ferret Nov 11, 2012 11:48 PM

        Agree with the oven on the lowest setting - I have used chuck with some fat marbling - I use a simple marinade of soy and brown sugar -

        1. re: weinstein5
          ferret RE: weinstein5 Nov 12, 2012 07:17 AM

          Soy Vey also works nicely (but of course I happen to think it works well with almost everything).

          1. re: ferret
            laurenblok RE: ferret Nov 12, 2012 08:55 AM

            What's Soy Vey?

            1. re: laurenblok
              queenscook RE: laurenblok Nov 12, 2012 09:04 AM

              It's a commercial marinade.

              1. re: laurenblok
                ferret RE: laurenblok Nov 12, 2012 10:43 AM


                Trader Joe's used to stock it at prices that were way below grocery stores and they now sell their own branded version. Costco sells the original in larger bottles at a great price.

                1. re: ferret
                  weinstein5 RE: ferret Nov 12, 2012 10:53 AM

                  Soyvey is great - along with their their other marinade/sauce options -

                  1. re: weinstein5
                    laurenblok RE: weinstein5 Nov 13, 2012 01:04 PM

                    Thanks, will try these!

        Show Hidden Posts