Don’t let the pretty mug fool you; Dos Pepper Jerky has a spicy kick to it!
This mug is just the most recent prop that I have found around the house to stick some jerky in for a good looking picture.
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.
Dos Pepper Jerky
- 1 lb Beef Top Round or Venison
- 1/4 tsp Prague Powder #1 curing salt
- 1/4 tsp corn syrup solids optional
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- 1/2 cup cold water
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.
For more in depth directions on how to dry your beef jerky, visit my page Jerky Making Methods.