In this article, we are going to tell you how you can use the wonderful invention of dehydrator to make beef jerky at home. Without further ado, let us start with the process.
Cut of Meat
The first step is to choose the right kind of meat because the cut that you select will determine whether you would be able to cook the beef jerky perfectly or not. It is true that the most popular jerky is made from beef or pork but you can choose meat like deer, alligator, elk or others too. Turkey is also becoming a great option for jerky these days because it absorbs the marinade really good due to its properties. Obviously if you want all of this to be difficult then you can go for an edible floral arrangement of beef jerky which is only offered by a limited number of stores all over the world. While choosing a lean cut of meat just make sure that it does not have any fat in it because fat spoils the taste, texture and the life of the jerky. After you buy the desired cut of meat, it is necessary that you remove all signs of visible fat and then cut it into thin strips.
Marinate The Strips
Many people just coat the jerky with salt and pepper but we recommend being creative and make different kinds of marinade with every possible ingredient that you can imagine.
Dehydrate The Strips
Now the final step is to use the dehydrator so place the strips on the trays but make sure to cover the trays with a non-sticking spray. You would need around 10 hours or so to completely dry the strips and when you remove it, you will have been jerky.