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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.

Thanks!

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  1. You can try the Ruhlman recipe

    http://ruhlman.com/2012/06/beef-jerky...

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    1. re: chazzer

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

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

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      1. re: ferret

        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

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

          1. re: ferret

            What's Soy Vey?

            1. re: laurenblok

              It's a commercial marinade.

              1. re: laurenblok

                http://soyvay.com/

                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

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

                  1. re: weinstein5

                    Thanks, will try these!