I like to make my own beef jerky and experiment with various flavor combinations. Hands down the favorite flavor thus far is my “Sweet & Salty”
Many of these recipes I came up with while on a PSMF diet and thus the reason for the artificial sweeteners. You could of course use real sugars instead.
The beef I like to use cane be found at your larger Mexican Food markets. It is called Beef Cecina which generally is a thin cut from the eye of round. Foudn this description on line describing how to obtain this cut.
– Trim the top, bottom, and ends off the meat so you are left with a cube shape.
– You will need a very sharp knife for this. Lay the meat with the grain running crosswise in front of you.
– Slice at one end, parallel to the cutting board and about ? inch below the top.
– Stop 1/8 inch before you reach the end. Do not cut right through.
– Turn the meat 180 degrees, open the meat at the “flap” and cut again, 1/8 inch under the first cut.
– Repeat this, opening the meat out each time, until you end up with one long, concertina-like, 1/8 inch thick piece of meat.”
PSMF Recipe – Korean Bul-Go-Gi and Taco Flavored Beef Jerky
Protein Sparing Modified Fast
First the Korean Bul-Go-Gi marinade.Â Very easy marinade to make
1/2 C. Soy Sauce
1/2 C. Water
2 pkgs Artificial sweetner (I prefer NatraTaste)
2 cloves Garlic – minced
1/2 bunch Green Onions – chopped
Black pepper to taste
Now for the Taco flavored marinade
To add a little heat mix in 1 T Tobasco
Place the above mixes in ziploc freezer storage bags along with 1 pound of very thinly sliced flank/flap meat(trim as much fat away from the meat as you can) and make sure the meat is coated thoroughly.Â Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible and place laying flat in the refrigerator for 24 Hours
Arrange the strips of beef on the racks of your dehydrator and run it per the manufacturers directions.
I like to turn the strips over every hour or so while they are drying.Â Note that I also will put a few “smaller” pieces on the top rack so I can sample bits for doneness
When completed store the dried jerky in ziploc storage bags