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Damn good jerky recipe on 04/19/2005 08:16:03 MDT Print View

I was looking for a Jerky recipe that include Papaya juice and I couldn't find one, so I made one up. It's *BEEP* good. Here it is:

1. Put 3 pounds top round in the freezer for a couple hours till stiff but not frozen.
2. Meanwhile mix marinade:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup Worcester sauce
- 1/2 cup papaya juice
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped ginger
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped garlic
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3. Put all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine (maybe heat to combine?)
4. Get meat out of the freezer and trim off ALL the fat.
5. Slice accross the grain as thin as you like (1/8 to 1/4 inch).
6. Put in marinade and toss
7. Put if fridge for 24 hours, turning half way through
8. Take out of fridge, lay on paper towels, and dab top to remove excess marinade.
9. Put in dehydrator, set for 145 and dry for 7 hours or until cracks when bent
10. Remove excess fat on paper towls and allow to cool
11. Eat.

Carol Crooker
(cmcrooker) - MLife

Locale: Desert Southwest, USA
Yummm on 04/20/2005 06:38:56 MDT Print View

Looks good, even if you leave out the Papaya juice :)

Re: Damn good jerky alternative on 07/04/2005 12:28:22 MDT Print View

Here's a recipe for inexpensive and tasty jerky that's low in fat and much lower in sugar. Very easy to prepare, too:

1. Go to COSTCO and buy a bag of Waggin' Train Chicken Jerky Tenders (dog treats).
2. Tear open bag
3. Enjoy

iheart jerky
(iheartjerky) - F

Locale: Office
Re: Damn good jerky recipe on 10/23/2008 09:08:40 MDT Print View

That is a great recipe! You should add it at have tons of Jerky Recipes but none with papaya juice. Very original!

Has anyone ever tried jerky of any other meat type than beef? I recently had ostrich jerky and it was AWESOME!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
jerkies on 10/23/2008 12:05:16 MDT Print View

I've made salmon jerky and also venison jerky. And even tofu jerky.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
jerky on 10/23/2008 16:12:16 MDT Print View

My first try at making Jerky I used Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Ground Ginger, Garlic Powder, and Pineapple Juice. I got carried away and started out with about 20lbs. of Round Steak. I used the natural heat of my sun porch in July. I salted and peppered it after laying it out on various oven grates and refrigerator shelves, propped up on sticks of firewood. Turned it every day for about 4 days.

It was great and was gone by the end of September.

Edited by redleader on 10/23/2008 16:14:28 MDT.

Norman Bradley
(NormanB) - F

Locale: New York
Jerkey on 10/28/2008 19:48:24 MDT Print View

So how long will home made jerkey last before becoming inedible/fuzzy?

Rod Lawlor
(Rod_Lawlor) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Kangaroo on 10/29/2008 02:36:42 MDT Print View

I've never made beef jerky, but I can whip you up a pretty good kangaroo version. Very, very lean and great flavour.

The mince works great for dehydrated bolognaise for the same reason.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
jerky storage on 10/30/2008 10:50:57 MDT Print View

Norman you can store it in the freezer for a few months before your trip. Out of the freezer - I don't keep mine for more than 4 weeks. That said, around here, it doesn't last 4 weeks before my son and husband devour it anyway.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: jerky storage on 10/30/2008 20:35:55 MDT Print View

I agree with Laurie: freeze it. But wrap it thoroughly to prevent freezer burn and frost build-up.

A new jerky idea, at least for me: lean barbeque. Wow- tender jerky!!?! If you are lucky enough to have a local source for real beef BBQ, order a couple of pounds of extra lean. Slice it 1/4 inch, or let them do it, then dry it. It dries quickly, tastes like BBQ and keeps very well. Since it's cut across the grain it is very tender, but may tend to fall apart. Gosh, this stuff is good!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Re: Re: jerky storage on 11/02/2008 16:06:05 MST Print View

well yum!!!

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: jerky storage on 11/05/2008 17:49:11 MST Print View

If you're hoarding it for the Apocolypse or just stocking up for the coming months, I recommend one of the vacuum seal kits. After that, freeze it. The vacuum removes more of the oxygen, making it last longer before spoiling. I do well to prepare it, but my friends and I can't seem to let it stay in the freezer more than a couple of months without it being sacrificed to the munchie gods.