Don't let the pretty mug fool you; this beef jerky has a spicy peppery kick to it!
I was SO HAPPY with how this jerky turned out. It had a fantastic peppery flavor that wasn't too spicy, but...just...perfect.
Lemon pepper is one of my favorite spices to use when cooking. It goes good on chicken & fish; but goes GREAT on jerky!
So as you can tell by the above picture of this great jerky about to start it's drying in my dehydrator; it has black and lemon pepper. This is why it received the very fitting name, Dos Pepper Jerky. You might be asking yourself; "man, Will must speak Spanish!" No, no I do not. But I can count to ten in Spanish, and Dos Pepper Jerky sounds more descriptive than Pepper Jerky.
The duo of pepper gives this jerky a fantastic kick that is not too spicy, but just enough to keep you wanting more. My wife devoured this jerky, I only had 2 pieces. That means that it was damn good for her to kill a batch by herself.
Give it a try and let me know how you like it!
I decided to make this recipe again when I was making a video of How to Make Beef Jerky. So here is a step by step video showing you how to make this fantastic recipe.
- 1 lb Beef Top Round or Venison
- Trim all visible fat from the beef and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
- While the meat is in the freezer, combine the Prague Powder #1, corn syrup solids, coriander, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, lemon pepper and cold water in a medium size bowl or ziplock bag. Mix well.
- Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain. Cut with the grain for a chewier jerky. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer for evenly sliced strips.
- Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
- After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels.
- Slicing with the grain of the meat will give the jerky more of a chew
- Curing salt will help extend the shelf life of the finished jerky
- Use liquid smoke if drying in a dehydrator or oven for a great smoky flavor
For more in depth directions on how to dry your beef jerky, visit my page Jerky Making Methods.