This is something that I started making many many years ago......I beleive that my dad started it...he was a huge beef jerky kind of guy years ago...and decided to buy himself a dehydrator and make his own. Well it turned out so yummy after he perfected it...that I just had to buy a dehudrator myself and start making my own. Its alot of work, and time consuming, but the end result is "WOW" Everyone that trys it that is a beef jerky fan states that its the best that they have ever had....no store bought stuff can compare.
This batch that I made I added ALOT more pepper then usual and its a little spicey.....I seperated it in to sandwhich baggies and brought it in to work. Im selling it for $5.00 a bag.........
I made some last week for a girl here at work who paid me $50.00 for a batch of it to share with some people and send to a friend that is in Iraq at war right now in a care package. Thats what started this...other people caught wind that I was making it so I had to make another batch. Oh and then of course I caught hell from both of my kids for not leaving any for them this morning when I took it off the dehydrator. Mariah was mad...telling me that I always make this for other people and not them. I then received a text message from RJ this morning after I got to work and it said " What?????No beef jerky" So apparently he is upset that I didnt leave any at home for him as well. Looks like I may have to make some more!
This is what it looks like when it is marinating, which the more you marinate it the better the flavor. I tend to marinate it overnight.
Here is what it looks like when I lay it out on the dehydrator.
6 full trays of meat on the dehydrator.
Here is the left over marinate that was at the bottle of the bowl.
End result when it has dehydrated overnight.