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Tropic Thunder Beef Jerky

Looking for a great peppered flavored jerky? Look no further, this tropic thunder beef jerky is bursting with flavor and is sure to impress.
Course Beef Jerky
Cuisine American
Keyword beef jerky, peppered beef jerky, Spicy Beef Jerky
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 5
Calories 161 kcal
Author Will

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef top round
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp curing salt optional

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 marinade ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ΒΌ" strips against the grain for an easy chew. Cut with the grain for a more chewy jerky. (I did not freeze the jerky since I bought already thinly sliced meat. I sliced the thin meat into 1" wide strips)
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture in the ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator and dried for 4.5 hours at 165F.
  7. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.

Nutrition Facts
Tropic Thunder Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 700mg30%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.