Best-ever Beef Jerky

    1 day 5 hours 10 minutes

    Snack on the best-ever homemade beef brisket jerky. Marinated in a seasoning that ticks all the boxes: smoky, sweet and savoury.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 1.4kg beef brisket
    • 1 1/2 cups thick teriyaki sauce
    • 3/4 cup soy sauce
    • 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup liquid smoke flavoring
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5hours  ›  Extra time:1day marinating  ›  Ready in:1day5hours10min 

    1. Place beef brisket in the freezer for 1 hour to make slicing easier.
    2. Place brisket on a flat work surface. Slice on the grain into the thinnest possible strips, about 5mm-thick.
    3. Place beef strips in the bottom of a large bowl or container. Pour in teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, corn syrup, liquid smoke, brown sugar, sesame seeds, garlic powder, honey, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Mix well until beef is evenly coated and submerged. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
    4. Remove beef and pat dry using paper towels. Place beef in a single layer on the trays of a dehydrator machine. Cook at 68 degrees C, or according to manufacturer's instructions, until dry and firm, yet slightly pliable, about 5 hours.
    5. Leave beef out in the air to cool until dry; the longer you leave it out, the drier it will get.

    Cook's Note:

    You can always have your butcher (or grocery meat department) cut the brisket strips for you instead.

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