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Original Jerky

This Original Jerky recipe really does taste like good ol' fashioned jerky you got from your parents when you were a kid.
Course Beef Jerky, Snack
Cuisine American, Beef Jerky
Keyword beef jerky, Jerky, original jerky
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 175 kcal
Author Will

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1 1/2 tsp pickling salt
  • 1/4 tsp Prague Powder #1 curing salt
  • 1/4 tsp coriander ground
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke mesquite
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 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 pickling salt, Prague Powder #1, coriander, onion powder, garlic powder, liquid smoke, black pepper, sugar, and cold water in a medium size bowl or ziplock bag. Mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice 1/4" strips with the grain. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer for evenly sliced strips.
  4. Tenderize the beef strips with a tenderizing mallet to prevent the jerky from being too tough.
  5. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  6. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. A dehydrator was used with this recipe and dried for 7 hours at 160 degrees.

Recipe Notes

Cook's Tips:

Nutrition Facts
Original Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 733mg32%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.