Our BBQ Style Beef Jerky Recipe will have you saying farewell to prepackage meat snacks. This recipe is super easy and the jerky can dry while you sleep, ready for meaty snacks the next day.
This is a recipe for a Smokey BBQ Beef Jerky which has the flavor of Texas BBQ. If you are going to try preparing your own beef jerky you will need a dehydrator with multiple layers, so a reasonable amount of food can be processed at once.
How to make Beef Jerky
Making beef jerky is a topic I have heard discussed many times. It’s surprising how many ways there are to prepare the meat. It’s never just a matter of placing the meat in a food dehydrator, there are marinades or spices to add… and then there’s always the question of texture. Do you make chewy, soft or crunchy jerky?
It’s funny, but it actually wasn’t even me that made the purchasing decision to buy the dehydrator. It was all my husband, and it was a decision made purely in the name of jerky.
Naturally, you can prepare more than Beef Jerky in a food dehydrator. I have also used this dehydrator to make my Beetroot Chips and many other products over the years and found that it captures the flavor of everything I’ve put into it.
The dehydrator is simple to use and works by removing the moisture from food whilst locking in the freshness.
BBQ Style Beef Jerky Recipe - EASY Meat Snacks
- 1 kg Scotch Fillet Steak
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- Cut the steak into thin strips.
- Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a non reactive container, glass is good.
- Place the steak strips into the marinade and refrigerate overnight or at a minimum 4 hours.
- Remove the meat from the marinade and place the beef strips on the dehydrator shelves. Ensure there is adequate space between the pieces to allow airflow. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes to the level of heat you prefer.
- Set the dehydrator to 70C/160F and allow the steak to dehydrate overnight. The length of time you dehydrate the meat will determine the texture of the beef jerky. Somewhere between 8 and 14 hours will usually give good results but test the jerky and turn the dehydrator off when the desired result is achieved.
- The beef jerky can be stored in a jar at room temperature and does not need refrigeration.
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To make a larger batch of the BBQ Style Beef Jery Recipe adjust the serving amounts above.