February 17, 2014

Homemade Jerky Marinade

My husband is in airports all the time, and in case you haven't been in an airport lately you should know that everything is very expensive.  If you want a salad you're looking at about $9 or more. Healthy food in an airport is always expensive.  Needless to say we try to think of things that he can take with him from home.  That way we know what's in it and we know that it's healthy.

We made some jerky a little while ago and now we're just on a quest to try out different marinades.  I have to tell you, out of the two this one is my favorite.  You can make it as spicy as you want but I liked the tanginess of the hot sauce better then the red pepper flakes.  This way is more of an all over spice and not just spice when you eat a flake.  It's a little sweet and very flavorful.  I'm looking forward to trying more but this one will be done again.  It's just a good all around flavor that I enjoyed immensely.

If you're into making your own jerky you should definitely give this one a try!

Homemade Jerky Marinade
Recipe from AllRecipes

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Blend all the ingredients together.
  2. To use: Place 1 lb of sliced lean meat in a zip lock bag or leak proof container and pour the marinade over the top.
  3. Turn the meat and sauce every couple of hours to coat well. Let marinade for at least 24-48 hours.
  4. Remove the meat from the marinade and discard any remaining marinade.
  5. Follow manufacturers instructions to dehydrate the meat.  It took me about 6 hours.  Keep checking it as it will depend on how thick the meat is.

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