Hamburger Beef Jerky

We are always looking for an inexpensive way to “beef’ up our preps. Here is a recipe we thought our readers who dehydrate may enjoy because it is a less expensive approach to beef jerky.

Ingredients:5 lbs 90% lean ground beef (90-92%)4 1/2 teaspoons non-iodized salt2 1/4 teaspoons Accent seasoning

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 1/4 tablespoons meat tenderizer
3/4 tablespoon pepper
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup liquid smoke
1/3 cup ketchup

Directions:

1. Mix all spices with ground beef EXCEPT Worcestershire, liquid smoke and ketchup.

2. You need to really get your hands in to mix it well.

3. Press into strips with a jerky gun.

4. Mix Worcestershire, liquid smoke and ketchup in a shallow dish.

5. Coat strips with sauce.

6. Place on trays to dry.

7. Dry according to your dehydrator manufacturers instructions.

8. Other flavors as follows:.

9. Hot and spicy – mix Louisiana hot sauce with water to thin a bit. Coat strips and dry.

10. BBQ – thin your favorite bottled bbq sauce with water. Coat strips and dry.

11. Teriyaki – thin bottled teriyaki sauce with soya sauce. Coat strips and dry.

 

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