It truly is a wonderful thing to have on hand. I had nearly forgotten about this lovely snack, until digging through my freezer yesterday (I have to defrost it – now that it’s cold outside, lol). My parents have a big dehydrator. Dad and I usually make this together.
All measurements are approximate â€“ I put in what feels right
A few pounds of beef â€“ round steak, top round roastâ€¦ cut into small strips
GF soy sauce (I use La Choy) â€“ enough to cover meat, 1-3 large bottles
Brown Sugar, 2 or 3 tbsp per bottle of soy sauce
McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning â€“ a few shakes per bottle of soy sauce
Mix marinade ingredients. Add meat. Allow to soak, covered overnight (give or take a bit depending on how strongly flavored you want the jerky). If you have a food saver, you can seal the meat and marinade in one of the containers and soak for about 20 minutes.
Lay meat on drying racks. Use the jerky setting of a dehydrator and dry for 6 hours or so (it all depends on how thick the meat was sliced and how dry you want it). Youâ€™ll need to check it to see. Best if stored in the freezer, especially if there was a lot of fat in the meat.