Jerky

Jerky

2 lbs thinly sliced meat (pork, chicken, or beef)
¼ cup soy sauce
1 TBL Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp black pepper and garlic powder
½-1 tsp smoked salt


Combine all ingredients into a large plastic zipper bag to marinate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight. Determine amount of salt needed by how long you will marinate. Use less salt for longer marinating times. Remove meat from marinade and drain strips on towels to remove excess marinade. Place cooling racks inside cookie sheets and place strips of marinated meats on cooling racks close together but not touching. Dehydrate in a 140 degree oven until dried completely. Begin checking at 3 hours and cooking time will be based on thinness of meat strips. Alternatively, use a dehydrator by following the manufacturer directions for drying jerky. Jerky is best stored in jars or plastic zipper bags in the freezer but can be stored for about two weeks on the counter.