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


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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