Venison Jerky

This is a recipe I found that easily compares to what you buy at specialty shops. Very good and not hard to make.

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon hickory smoke
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
7 pounds venison, cut thin across the grain (store in gallon ice cream pail)

Combine first ten ingredients and mix together. Pour over sliced meat and marinate for 24 hours. When ready to cook, place slices in dehydrator and cook for 8-10 hours at 145 degrees. Turn meat occasionally. May store in ziplock bags up to three months in cool place.
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  1. I'm wanting a dehydrator so badly. Can you recommend which one you use?

  2. LOL - I'm actually making some jerky right now. I bought our dehydrator several years ago at Walmart, so I'm not sure if they still have this brand. But it's worked well for me. American Harvest Snackmaster. I use 4 trays, but you can add more if you need to. We love it for making jerky and dried fruit. Enjoy!