I wanted to try making some beef jerky, since I’m on LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) and buying ready-made jerky is way too expensive. I looked around and found a post by Mungo.
I decided it seemed easy enough, and made a marinade of what I could find. Though I can’t remember the quantities exactly, I used something like the following:
- ~ 3 dl soy sauce
- ~ 1 dl rapeseed oil
- ~ 1 tbsp sesame oil
- ~ 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- ~ 0.5 dl white wine vinegar (didn’t have lemon, but needed acidity.)
- ~ 1 tsp dried chili flakes
- ~ 1 tsp muscovado sugar
- ~ 3 grated cloves of garlic
- ~ 1 tbsp onion powder
- ~ 2 tbsp French mustard
- ~ 2 dl water
- ~ a few pinches of salt, pepper and ground-beef-spice
- ~ a few drops of hot sauce
I then put half a kilogram of chuck steak in the microwave oven and set it to defrost with half the actual weight entered. This made the meat perfect for slicing thinly.
I put the meat in the marinade for about half an hour in the refrigerator.
Then I set the oven for 50 degrees Celsius and threaded the meat on wooden skewers, which I hung on the oven rack. I wedged a wooden spoon in the oven door to leave a 5 cm crack to let out moisture.
After 3 hours, the jerky came out perfect in consistency.
My wife and I both loved it!
Now it’s almost gone…