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Beef Jerky

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 20 mins

I have to admit beef jerky is not one of my "must have" foods. But several of my clients have ask about it and I decided to give it a try. I was impressed that the final product was easy to make and quite tasty. If you have a food dehydrator, by all means use it. I don't, so I used the oven and got surprisingly good results. Either way, I hope you try it and enjoy it. Remember, this is a slow process. Keep the temp. low and cook slowly so all the moisture evaporates.

Spice Mix
 1 tsp Morton’s Lite Salt
 ½ tsp Ground pepper
 ½ tsp Chili powder
 ½ tsp Smoked paprika
 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 ½ tsp Onion powder
 8 oz Lean flank steakMakes 2 servings. Use the correct size per serving for your program.

Stir spice mix together.


Pre-Heat oven to 225 degrees.


Put flank steak into the FREEZER for 20 to 30 minutes. This will firm up the meat and make it easier to slice thin.


Using a very sharp knife, slice ACROSS the grain of the steak into 1/4 inch slices. It should look like thick cut bacon.


Put each slice into a zip top bag and GENTLY pound with a meat pounder or a pan until each strip is 1/8 inch thick. They should look like thin cut bacon now.


Add steak slices to a bowl and add spice mix. Gently mix until all pieces are coated with spices.


Make a cooking rack starting with a sheet pan. Cover it with foil. Place a cooling rack on top and spray with cooking spray.


Add each slice of steak on top of the cooling rack in a single layer. Try to leave a space between each piece for air flow.


Place in the middle of the oven and let cook for 2.5 -3 hours.


When done, let cool completely before storing in a zip top bag.


Divide into equal portions for 2 servings.

This recipe makes 2 servings

Count each as: 1 protein

Nutrition Facts

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