Beef Jerky

Beef jerky is one of the many ways on how we can preserve beef and get a concentrated flavor.


A jerky is a meat where in they trimmed off the fat and cut it into thin strips. It is one of the first preserved products that man made. They normally use spices that range from hot and spicy to sweet and salty, it really varies from which country the beef jerky came from. Since the meat is dried, the flavor is concentrated making it very beefy and tasty adding to the taste of the mix spices, making this snack special. To dry the meat and make it into beef jerky we dry it under the sun for several hours or days, but in some cases where there is no sunlight available we use the oven to dry the meat for beef jerky. Sun dried beef jerky can be very expensive but you can make these recipes at home.

Home made jerky recipe is still the best kind of jerky because you can make sure that it has no artificial preservatives and additives that are really harmful for you and your family. Jerky came from the word charqui which means to burn meat. Here are some recipes of beef jerky that has been extracted from all over the world.

Biltong African Beef Jerky Recipe

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Prepare Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 Hours

This is a simple way of making a spicy beef jerky from Africa. They also make it from different kinds of meat.

Ingredients:
2 pound of beef strips
2 pounds of salt
4 ounces of sugar
2 ounces of pepper
4 ounces of chili spices

Instructions:
1. Mix the salt, sugar, pepper and chili spices.
2. Rinse the beef and towel dry.
3. Rub the salt mixture into the beef making sure that all sides are coated.
4. Dry under the sun for 24 hours or dry in an oven at 160 degrees F for 7 hours checking constantly.
5. Storage: Place it in a zip lock air tight bag and keep it in the freezer. It can last for 1 month.

Biltong African Beef Jerky Recipe

Pipi Kaula Hawaiian Beef Jerky Recipe

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Prepare Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Hours

If you want to put the “aloha” in your beef jerky then try this classic sweet and Hawaiian inspired beef jerky.

Ingredients:
2 pounds of steak
2 tbsp of himalayan salt
1/2 cups of soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp of sugar
1 thumb sized ginger, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of chili flakes (optional)

Instructions:
1. Cut the beef flank steak into strips which are 1 inch wide.
2. Combine the soy sauce, sea salt, sugar, garlic, ginger chili pepper and mix until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
3 Pour the marinade into the beef flank steak making sure that the marinade coats every piece of meat.
4. Cover and put it in the fridge overnight.
5. Remove the meat from the marinade and hang to dry under the sun for 7 hours or dry it in the oven at 160 degrees F for 7 hours.
6. Storage: keep it in a zip lock bag and put it in the freezer. It can last for 1 month.

Pipi Kaula Hawaiian Beef Jerky Recipe

Chinese Beef Jerky Recipe

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Prepare Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Hours

Enjoy this Chinese inspired beef jerky recipe that captures Asian flavors combined into a very powerful and sweet marinade.

Ingredients:
2 pounds of steak
4 1/2 tablespoons of honey
1 1/2 tablespoons of sesame oil
4 1/2 tablespoons of dry sherry
1/2 cup of soy sauce
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 pieces of thumb sized ginger, minced
Pepper to taste

Instructions:
1. Cut the flank steak into 2 inches thick.
2. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, honey, dry sherry and pepper in a bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are combined.
3. Marinade the meat for 30 minutes under room temperature.
4. Remove the meat from the marinade and dry it out for 7 hours or place it in a cookie rack and cook it in the oven for 7 hours at 160 degrees F.
5. Storage: Keep it in a zip lock bag and place it in the freezer. It can last for 2 weeks.

Chinese Beef Jerky Recipe

Beef Jerky is one of the best loved meat products there is in the market. The main reason for that is it is easy to make and its long shelf life. It is good as a snack or an appetizer. From the Biltong of Africa that has been a staple snack for centuries, the Hawaiian Pipi Kaula which has a tangy and mild taste to the spicy and sweet combination of the Chinese beef jerky. Taste these recipes of beef jerky from all over the globe and be kicked with their jerky charm.

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