Beef jerky is a popular snack, but it can be expensive to buy in stores. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, you can try making it at home.
This recipe requires soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Tabasco sauce, and cayenne pepper. You’ll also need a large pot, a blender, and a large container to store the jerky in.
- 1 pound beef flank steak, trimmed and cut into thin strips
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 gallon water
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot and stir well.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
- Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a large container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- To make jerky, cut the beef into very thin strips and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat your oven to 175°F and place the jerky on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
- Bake for 1-2 hours, or until the jerky is dry and slightly chewy.
This recipe yields about 1 gallon of jerky.