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Anyone have a good recipe for beef jerky? I don't have a dehydrator, so I usually just use my oven with a wooden spoon stuck in the door to keep moisture out.
My usually recipe is a combo of soy sauce, garlic, honey, hot sauce and sesame oil. Any other ideas? My kids love it spicy..

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  1. Here are a list of the Jerky Threads that are already going on the site
    Many include recipes
    http://www.chow.com/search?q=beef+jer...

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    1. re: chefj

      I am so bad at searching for threads! I tried and didn't come up with them. Thank you, chefj.

      1. re: master815k

        It happens to many, including me.
        Cheers
        I posted a general recipe in one of them for a Vietnamese style one.

        1. re: master815k

          usually my dilemma too

      2. I've been using this recipe for about 20 years.

        Hatch’s Jerky

        3.5 fluid ounces Liquid Smoke (just under 1/4 cup)
        5.0 fluid ounces Soy Sauce (just under 2/3 cup)
        5.0 fluid ounces Worcestershire Sauce (just under 2/3 cup)
        10 tbl brown sugar
        1/4 cup horseradish
        1 tbl garlic salt
        20 shakes Tabasco

        Marinate overnight. Pepper (optional) before dehydrating. Dry for 12 to 16 hours (1/4 inch thick) - depending on how ‘dry’ you like it.

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        1. re: AngelaID

          Mine is similar to yours, but I don't use liquid smoke, I use fresh garlic, and a lot more hot sauce. I'm curious about the liquid smoke though. Does it give it a strong flavor? I don't like really smoky flavors.
          Chef J, I will have to search for your Vietnamese one!

          Also, is it worth using a dehydrator?

          1. re: AngelaID

            yummmm

          2. Here it is not really a Recipe though
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8857...
            Here is a recipe that looks quite similar
            http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/...