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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.


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    ferret 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.

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      weinstein5 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 -

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        ferret Nov 12, 2012 07:17 AM

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

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          laurenblok Nov 12, 2012 08:55 AM

          What's Soy Vey?

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

            It's a commercial marinade.

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              ferret 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.

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                weinstein5 Nov 12, 2012 10:53 AM

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

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                  laurenblok Nov 13, 2012 01:04 PM

                  Thanks, will try these!

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        chazzer Nov 10, 2012 07:38 PM

        You can try the Ruhlman recipe


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          laurenblok Nov 11, 2012 09:47 AM

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

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