My homemade beef jerky recipe is way healthier & cheaper than the packaged stuff, & it's easy to make! All you need to do is put your oven on a low setting!
Step 1 Freeze steak for 1 hour and then slice as thinly as possible against the grain, trimming away any fat.
Step 2 Mix together marinade ingredients then add to a large freezer bag. Add steak strips to a bag and let marinate at least 30 minutes. –
Step 3 Preheat oven to 170 F. Place steak strips on a paper towel-lined plate and squeeze excess liquid out of strips with paper towel until dried. Add steak strips to bamboo skewers, then hang along the highest rack of the oven.
Step 4 Close your oven door, propping it open slightly with an oven mitt. Be sure to do this so some moisture can escape from the oven, and cook for 5 hours.
Step 5 When finished, remove jerky from skewers and store in the fridge up to 14 days.
Storing If you are going to eat the homemade beef jerky within three or four days, you can keep it at room temperature. However, homemade beef jerky is not the same as what you buy at the store and so is not as shelf stable. Put it in the refrigerator to keep it for up to 14 days.
How to Freeze Beef jerky can be frozen. It’s important to get as much air as possible out of the container you are storing it in. Once it is appropriately packaged, beef jerky will last for seven to twelve months in the freezer.