She want to share her harvest with all of her friends at school and has requested we process much of the animal into jerky. Do you guys have any great recipes?
I think the easiest way to make your own jerky is to buy a package of Hi Mountain Jerky Cure and Seasoning for about 7 bucks. I just follow the instructions with the exception of how long to leave it in the oven at 200 degrees. Instead of the 2 hours they recomend I usually end up drying/baking the meat for about 4 hours. The secret to good jerky is good cuts of meat. Cut out as much of the sinew as possible. Back strap makes phenomenal jerky. Anything you wouldn't cut up as steak should probably be ground up and then made into jerky. I also throw away their seasoning and just use the cure with cavendars in place of their seasoning.
I made some for my little girls. After I rolled out the ground meat I got my wifes cookie cutters out and cut out a bunch of shapes for my kids. They loved it.
If anyone has any good home made cures I'd be interested in finding out how to make my own cure as well.
1/4" sliced strips, all fat trimmed
24hr wet cure/marinade, preferably spicy
4-5 hrs in 160 degree dehydrator, turn pieces every 45-60 minutes
nothing else like it
I'm sure that's a great recipe, but with a name like Rancid I have to admit that I'm a little skeptical. LOL