Meat Jerky Recipes for a Dehydrator

Once meat goes into a dehydrator it is usually referred to as a jerky. You can make jerkies out of all kinds of things including steaks, roasts and breasts. You can make beef, pork or chicken jerkies.  ‘



One of the most flavorful and easy recipes to make is Hamburger Beef Jerky. Hamburger, salt, garlic powder, pepper flakes, pepper, brown sugar, Worcester, liquid smoke and ketchup are all mixed up together and then pressed into strips.  The strips are laid out in the dehydrator and the meat dried according to your dehydrator manufacturer instructions.



You can make all kinds of variations of hamburger jerky.  You can coat the hamburger jerky strips with Teriyaki, bottled bbq sauce, teriyaki sauce, jerk sauce, worcestire sauce or any other type of meat flavoring.



There are many recipes for beef jerky out there but the most traditional one is made from beef strips. These are annointed with Montreal Steak Spice, chili powder, brown sugar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, soya sauce and red hot sauce.



You can also make steak jerky.  Sirloin tip steaks that are thinly cut and dredged in brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt and soy sauce are an excellent and tasty source of protein on the road.



Another interesting variation that adults will especially love is Burgundy Jerky.  Steak or lean meant is sliced into thin strips and soaked in Burgundy wine, soy sauce, garlic, and molasses and ground black pepper for twelve hours. It is then dried in an electric dehydrator for hours.



You can also make jerky Southwest style by combining salt, black pepper, cayenne, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder.  Fajita style steaks or cuts of meat make the best kind of jerky meat for this.



You can also try making a traditional gourmet Hawaiian style of jerky from strips of flank steaks. This is called  Pipi Kaula.  You marinate the meat in soy sauce, sea salt, sugar, garlic ginger and chili peppers overnight and then put it into the dehydrator.



Turkey Jerky is also a great idea.  Simply combine liquid smoke, soy sauce, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hickory liquid smoke and onion salt.  Dip strips of turkey in this and then put in a casserole dish.



All kinds of jerky are satisfying to the taste buds and light enough to pack into a backpack. Jerky can be invaluable an s a food that is ideal to take along on long walks as it provides a great deal of protein and energy.