• How to Make Jerky- Step By Step

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    1. mechelle's Avatar
      mechelle -
      any idea how long this would take in the oven to dry, and at what temp? my oven will only go to 175(i think maybe 170)... and now i really want homemade jerky, it will be late june before i am able to buy my excaliber
    1. ReeseCup's Avatar
      ReeseCup -
      mechelle, arrange strips of meat close together, but not overlapping directly on oven rack or on cake racks set in shallow rimmed baking pans, bake until done in 250 degree oven (4 to 6 hours).

      you can check cooks.com for any variation of these steps. have fun and let me know how it turned out...
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Oven Drying:
      Carefully arrange the seasoned meat strips onto a cooling rack, leaving a bit of space between each piece of meat to allow for air flow. Set the oven to 150-165F, be sure that the oven maintains this temperature (use an oven thermometer) as the meat can spoil if the temperature drops too much. If using this method, we highly recommend using a drip tray to catch the drippings as it can/will make a mess of your oven otherwise. This method takes approximately 10-12 hours to dry the meat.

      If your oven doesn't go low enough, you can actually prop open the oven door.

      Source: Budget101.com - - How to Dry Meats | How to make your own Jerky
    1. McKittyKey's Avatar
      McKittyKey -
      after the jerky has been dried, how long will it keep? i'm assuming it is best to keep it refrigerated.
    1. Devildog's Avatar
      Devildog -
      have to try this it looks great. thank you for the recipe.
    1. Simmmy's Avatar
      Simmmy -
      a solution to my boyfriends jerky addiction!!! so trying this out after the next grocery shop
    1. MsDebbie's Avatar
      MsDebbie -
      i will have to start doing this again. i absolutely love beef jerky and use to make it all the time. now that i cant work i have to start looking at ways to save.
      today instead of throwing out a bunch of vege's i wasnt going to use i made broth.

      and the strained veges are a treat for the chickens.
      i'm buying cheap cuts of meat and putting them in the crock-pot, its better than expensive cuts!

      today was country pork and i had a jar of plum jam i was going throw out and used it on the pork instead. omg it was good!
    1. MsDebbie's Avatar
      MsDebbie -
      I will have to start doing this again. I absolutely love beef jerky and use to make it all the time. Now that I cant work I have to start looking at ways to save.
      Today instead of throwing out a bunch of vege's I wasnt going to use I made broth.

      And the strained veges are a treat for the chickens.
      I'm buying cheap cuts of meat and putting them in the crock-pot, its better than expensive cuts!

      Today was country pork and I had a jar of plum jam I was going throw out and used it on the pork instead. OMG it was good!
    1. MsDebbie's Avatar
      MsDebbie -
      flank steak is the best for jerky but it has gone from a cheap cut to an expensive cut of meat.
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by MsDebbie View Post
      I will have to start doing this again. I absolutely love beef jerky and use to make it all the time. Now that I cant work I have to start looking at ways to save.
      Today instead of throwing out a bunch of vege's I wasnt going to use I made broth. And the strained veges are a treat for the chickens.
      I'm buying cheap cuts of meat and putting them in the crock-pot, its better than expensive cuts! Today was country pork and I had a jar of plum jam I was going throw out and used it on the pork instead. OMG it was good!
      YUM! That sounds delicious.. Plum Jam! A fellow down the road from us has the most gorgeous plum tree and no one ever harvests the fruit from it. I think this year I'm going to ask them if they'd mind if I pick a few for making jam.
      I hadn't thought about giving the strained veggies to the chickens, they usually end up in the compost pile after making broth. I'll bet my girls would like that.
    1. wizkid's Avatar
      wizkid -
      does this actually taste good just wondering before i buy it to make the jerky.
    1. k3vin's Avatar
      k3vin -
      Quote Originally Posted by mechelle View Post
      Any idea how long this would take in the oven to dry, and at what temp? my oven will only go to 175(i think maybe 170)... and now i really want homemade jerky, it will be late june before i am able to buy my excaliber
      mechelle do you have a thrift store or re use store anywhere around you. i have gotten all 4 of my dehydrators from thrift stores and they all still work. some thriftstores sell them very cheap and they are easy to use.
    1. Guest's Avatar
      Guest -
      Dales steak sauce is really good seasoning for venison. If you like it spicy add black pepper.
    1. Guest's Avatar
      Guest -
      Have you tried making jerky with the jerky gun and hamburger? I got one for my birthday but I wasn't sure how much seasoning to use
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