This spicy beef jerky recipe is a great one that has an amazing sweet flavor followed by a spicy zing at the end. Rave reviews were received when I passed this jerky around at home and work. Everyone loved it!
Trim all visible fat from the beef and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
While the meat is in the freezer, combine marinade ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag.
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. (I did not freeze the jerky since I bought already thinly sliced meat. I sliced the thin meat into 1" wide strips)
Add sliced beef to the mixture in the ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
Dry with your Dehydrator, Smoker, or Oven. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator and dried for 4 hours at 165F.
The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Store jerky in air tight containers in a cool, dark, and dry place such as a fridge or cabinet.
Marinate for 24 hours for full flavor.
Sprinkle on extra red pepper for more spice!
Don't leave out the sesame oil, it really adds a great flavor to this recipe.
Allow jerky to cool for 5 minutes before checking to see if it is finished drying.