Here is the recipe I use, everyone that tastes this jerky likes it.
I use a round electric dehydrator it takes about 6 to 8 hours to do a batch.
Just don't fall asleep and leave the dehydrator on, I have melted two dehydrators so far.
Beef or Venison Jerky Recipe
Let's begin by collecting the following ingredients:
1 cup Soy Sauce
1 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbs. Hickory Liquid Smoke
1 tbs. Onion Powder
1 tbs. Garlic Powder
2 cloves Fresh Garlic, Minced
1 tbs. Salt
1 tbs. Black Powder
3 tbs. Ketchup
½ cup Brown Sugar
¼ cup Sugar
3 lbs. of Lean-meat cut cross grain in thin strips
For spicy jerky add;
1 tsp. Ground Cayenne Pepper
Or even HOTTER jerky add;
½ tsp. Ground Habanero Pepper (Caution Extremely HOT)
Combine the ingredients in a non-reactive bowl (Except the meat)
Add meat one piece at a time making sure it gets coated with mixture.
Marinate for at least 3hrs, not more than 6hrs.
(Stiring every ½ hour)
Dehydrate until it gets a leathery texture or until weight is reduced by half.
Keep dry & cool in zip-lock or vac-u-seal bags.