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Uncle Herb's Beef Jerky


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  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C pickling salt
  • 1/2 C soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 capful liquid hickory smoke
  • 4 or 5 steaks
  • water


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Combine brown sugar, pickling salt, soy sauce, black pepper, hickory salt in 1 gallon jar with lid. Add enough water to fill jar half full.

Step 2

Cut steaks into 3/8" strips, cutting off fat and against the grain.

Step 3

Place steaks in jar and top with water. Place lid on jar and refrigerate for 12-18 hours.

Step 4

Drain liquid from steaks, and place strips on wire rack. Air dry for 1 hour, then cook in oven at 160F, leaving door slightly ajar.

Step 5

Place cooked strips in container and let dry for 10-12 hours. Punch holes in container lid and refrigerate.

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