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Homemade Beef Jerky

beef jerky

Homemade beef jerky

beef jerky

Spicy homemade beef jerky

Beef jerky is one of my favorite snacks. It is chewy and flavourful. It is a great source of iron, low in carbs but high in protein. Even though it is readily available in the supermarket, the more I learn about what is in packaged foods, the more concerned for additives, preservatives, and the quality of the meat. Homemade becomes an ideal option!

5 spice powder
Five spice powder

Making your own homemade beef jerky is surprisingly easy. One ingredient that makes this recipe so simple is the five spice powder, which is a combination of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, and fennel, a staple in Chinese cooking. It is a robust, sweet, and spicy seasoning mix bursting with authentic flavor.

beef jerky
beef jerky

How do you make beef jerky?

  1. Marinating the beef overnight in the refrigerator with the ingredients for the sauce.
  2. Drying up the beef by using the oven or slow deep frying in the oil.
  3. Seasoning the dried beef by stir fry them with any spices you prefer.
beef jerky
beef jerky

Recipe Notes:

  • Use the lean cuts of beef, like top round or bottom round. You can cut the meat into slices or strips. To make the jerky chewy, slice the beef along the grain.
  • The beef jerky might not be completely dried after heating in the oven. Let them cool at room temperature to further the drying process.
  • The beef jerky is tasty enough after drying. The third step is optional.
beef jerky
beef jerky

Home cooking is about healthy ingredients and good eats. With this easy and delicious recipe, you will never have to buy packaged beef jerky again. Enjoy this delicious snack!

beef jerky

Homemade Beef Jerky

It is surprisingly easy to make the beef jerky at home. Three steps to make this flavourful snacks.
Author: Lei
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g lean beef (cut into 1.5cm thick stripes )
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Marinading: Combine soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, five spice powder and water and whisk until sugar is fully dissolved. Add the beef strips, mix well and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Drying: Preheat the oven to 160C, place the strips over the baking tray and cook for 30 minutes. flipping the beef jerky once about halfway through. Cool the beef strips to room temperature to further the drying process. ( Or deep fry the beef strips in the oil over low-medium heat until they are brown and dry.)
  • Adding flavours(optional): In a saucepan, add the oil and sesame seeds and cook over medium heat until the sesame seeds turn slightly golden. Add the salt and chilli powder and cook for about 5 seconds. Turn off the heat and stir in the dried beef jerky.

Recipe Notes:

  • Use the lean cuts of beef, like top round or bottom round. You can cut the meat into slices or strips. To make the jerky chewy, slice the beef along the grain.
  • The beef jerky might not be completely dried after heating in the oven. Let them cool at room temperature to further the drying process.
  • The beef jerky is tasty enough after drying. The third step is optional.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 1323kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 118gFat: 73gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 40gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 310mgSodium: 4530mgPotassium: 2135mgFiber: 5gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 2385IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 195mgIron: 18mg
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5 Comments

  1. How would you alter this recipe to do it with ground jerky?

  2. 5 stars
    This looks delicious I am definitely going to try this and pass it on to my son

  3. 5 stars
    What cuts of beef have you used for this? would rump or sirloin be suitable?

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