How to make Beef Jerky from Ground Meat including Wild Game
A quick, simple jerky recipe that you can make at home
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 2 oz
- 1 pound ground beef lower fat is better in this case
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp beef bullion powder
- 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly including any optional ingredients you have have decided to add.
Divide mixture into flat strips. You can use a jerky gun for this or follow the directions in the post. The strips should be between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. For ticker strips more cooking time will be needed.
Place strips on baking cooling racks.
Place racks in oven and let cook/dry for 2 hours.
For a dryer jerky, increase cook time but do not shorten time to less than 2 hours. The jerky needs to reach an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit for this recipe.
For best long term storage I refrigerate the jerky in FoodSaver Bags or in Ziploc.