Make Your Own Meat Jerky At Home
In the old days, there was no electricity nor were there chemicals that could preserve food for the people. But, they came up with a process to do so and that is turning raw meat into jerky. The best thing about a jerky is that fats are removed from the meat which makes it healthy to eat. To insure that you’re eating a healthy and safe jerky, try making some at home.
Select the best cut of meat. Most people choose the sirloin part because it will save you more time from cutting. But there are other options too, like the flank steak and the top round. Remember that there are verities of jerky now a days, so your choice will not be limited to beef alone. You can have turkey or deer and a lot more.
You have to remove the fats attached on the meat. Fats will spoil the jerky faster so it needs to be removed and it will add more flavor to the meat. You can remove the fats while cutting the meat.
Marinate the slices of meat with a seasoning of your choice. Make sure that you soaked or massaged the meat into the seasoning, to insure that the flavor sinks in, before putting it in the fridge. Let it marinate for 12-24 hours but this is optional. Just know that the longer you marinate the meat the more it absorbs the flavor.
Using a dehydrator, remove all moisture and juice from the meat. If you don’t have one, you can use an oven. The cooking time varies on the size of the meat so watch and observe the consistency of the meat while you’re cooking it.
After coking, you can now place the jerky on a dry plate. For storage, you can use a mason jar and refrigerate it. Enjoy eating your homemade jerky!
Note: Home made Jerky spoils within 2 weeks.
If you have a recipe for any kind of jerky please leave a comment!