Beef Jerky Variations
Beef Jerky Variations
You will need the Wolf dehydration kit accessory to prepare this recipe. Additionally, we recommend having the beef sliced by a butcher at time of purchase, rather than attempting it by hand. A butcher ensures thin, even slices—the key to achieving perfect texture.
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Yield: Makes 8 servings
Base marinade¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Variations (start with base marinade)
Teriyaki1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon freshly grated garlic, replaces garlic powder in base marinade
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Korean chili paste
½ teaspoon sesame oil
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 1 orange
Barbeque2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
Jalapeño1 jalapeño, finely minced
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- In a large bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and mix well to combine.
- Drop each piece of beef into the marinade individually to ensure an even coating.
- Once all the beef is submerged in the marinade, cover bowl and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3–4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to cook, drain off excess marinade and lightly pat beef dry with a paper towel.
- Lay strips out flat on Wolf dehydration kit wire racks. The edges of the beef can touch but should not overlap or be folded in any way.
- Set oven racks at positions “2” and “4.” Place the dehydration kit wire racks in oven. Place the solid pan at rack position “1” to catch any drips.
- Set the door stop included with your dehydration kit on the oven door latch. Set oven to 150°F Dehydrate Mode and dehydrate for 1 hour.
- After an hour, flip meat and rotate the racks.
- Continue cooking until the meat develops a stiff, leathery texture, about 5–6 hours. Thicker cuts of meat can take an additional 3–5 hours to dehydrate.
- Continue flipping and rotating meat every 1–2 hours to ensure the jerky has a uniform texture.
- Cool and then store in an airtight container. The jerky can also be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.