The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Marinate for 24 hours for the most flavorful tasting jerky.
When using a smoker, make sure the smoke is a nice clear/blue color, NOT white. If you have white smoke, increase your temperature. The white smoke can alter the taste of the jerky... not in a good way!
When testing the jerky to see if it is finished, let it cool for 5 minutes before testing it. Once cool, bend a piece, it should bend and crack but not break in half.
Best wood chips to use are apple wood and hickory.
Garlic Black Pepper Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 196Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.