Homemade Jerky
There is a lot of information out there on how to make jerky.

It’s easiest to make jerky with a dehydrator, but if you don’t have one you can use your oven.

1. Just follow the recipe as far as the marinating part goes.

2. Place the meat, sliced as directed in the recipes, in your oven on the lowest temperature (usually about 170) directly on the oven trays (use aluminum foil or pans to cover the bottom of the oven to catch drippings).

3. Wait until it’s dry to the touch, turns brown and shows white fibers when bent.  Anywhere from about 4 to 7 hours.

Jerky keeps indefinitely, but it’s best kept in a cool place or frozen.

Store Bought Jerky
Some store bought jerky is great! Just look out for nitrites and other preservatives, whose names you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce. Pasture raised animals are always best, and this applies to your store bought jerky, too.

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Rating: 4.5
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  1. brandislee

    Hey, that link you list doesn’t go to any jerky recipes, it goes to a website that just lists a bunch of other websites… it’s pretty annoying.

    • Neely

      @brandislee – Thanks for the heads up. I changed the link (the website that the recipes used to be linked to moved) and updated the text on this page.

  2. Suzy

    The link is broken… links to a private blog. :(

  3. Heather

    Oh, noes! Link doesn’t work, and the blog doesn’t list jerky recipes. Shoot. :(

    • Neely

      Heather – Thanks for pointing that out. I changed the link – found a good recipe. There are tons out there!

  4. Heather

    Found a good maple-sage recipe…here:

  5. Marni Borelli

    Link is still broken :( where to go for jerky receipes?

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