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Rig Hand Jerky

This is the Jerky recipe that I started passing around while out on the drilling rig in South Texas. This was a bad decision as now many of the guys out here always ask if I have any Jerky on me while we are working. This recipe is made of several ingredients that you can’t go wrong with.

Course Beef Jerky, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword beef jerky, Jerky, red pepper flakes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours
Servings 5
Calories 151 kcal
Author Jerkyholic

Ingredients

Lean Beef

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke Do NOT add if using smoker
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Optional

Instructions

  1. Pick a lean cut of beef. Trim the fat cap and other visible fat. After trimmed, place the meat in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until partially frozen. This will allow for more uniform slices when cutting your beef.
  2. In a plastic container that has a tight fitting lid or ziplock bag, add the marinade ingredients and mix well.

  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain for an easy chew. Cut with the grain for a more chewy jerky. 

  4. Add the sliced meat to the marinade and shake well until all slices are covered evenly. Place in the fridge and allow to marinate for 6-24 hours. Shake the container/bag two or three times while marinating.

  5. After marinating, dry slices with paper towels to remove any excess marinade.

  6. Place strips on your dehydrator drying racks with plenty of spaces in between for easy air flow. Dry with your favorite jerky making method.

  7. Dry for 3 hours at 165 degrees allowing the internal temperature to reach 160 degrees and then turn down to 145F. Check the meat after 4 hours and keep drying until the jerky bends and cracks, but does not break in half.

  8. Allow jerky to cool for several hours before storing.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Rig Hand Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 1310mg57%
Potassium 451mg13%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.