Beef Jerky – Andy Style…

My family love love beef jerky, but its a sad fact that when you buy one of those packets not only are they a rip off as you get this big bag full of nothingness but they are also full of additives and bad stuff!

So here comes my homemade delicious version of Beef Jerky which of course I change around depending on the mood and the amount of hotness I am looking for.

For the first time ever, I used minced meat instead of sliced beef which was a lot easier and I got to use my handy dandy jerky gun!


I made my marinade which this time consisted of:

  • 1 lb minced meat
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Mixed it all together and let it marinade in the fridge for about 4 hrs.


Out came my jerky gun as well as my NESCO Dehydrator!

Put the marinade minced meat into the gun and piped the strips onto the dehydrator racks.


Set the machine at 160 Deg F and let it cook away for 5hrs.


And here you go, fabulous healthier jerky for the family to enjoy <3

By the way, the dehydrator is also fabulous for fruit and herbs :-)!

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