This jerky tastes just like the store bought kind. If you like those kinds, you'll enjoy this very much. Use Hickory smoked flavoring instead, if you'd like.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 pound beef eye of round sliced into 1/4 inch strips
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons mesquite flavored liquid smoke concentrate
- 1 tablespoon ground paprika
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a shallow glass baking dish, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, liquid smoke, paprika, garlic, and salt. Lay the meat strips in the liquid in a single layer. Cover the dish, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
Arrange strips of beef in a dehydrator, and let dry for 6 hours, or to desired dryness.