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Montana Mountain Jerky

Beef jerky is by far the best hiking snack you can bring with you when taking in the beautiful scenery of mother nature. That is why I ALWAYS have a stash of fresh jerky stuffed away in my trail bag on all of my adventures.
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword beef jerky
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 170 kcal
Author Will

Ingredients

Lean Meat

  • 1 lb Beef Top Round or Venison

Marinade

  • 1/4 tsp Prague Powder #1 curing salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke hickory
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Instructions

  1. Trim all visible fat from the beef and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  2. While the meat is in the freezer, combine the Prague Powder #1, garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt, cayenne pepper, liquid smoke, and cold water in a medium size bowl or ziplock bag. Mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ΒΌ" 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.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. A dehydrator was used with this recipe and dried for 5 hours at 160 degrees.
Nutrition Facts
Montana Mountain Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 273mg12%
Potassium 201mg6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.