Paleo / Primal / Bacon / CleanEats Lifestyle
This is my second time making beef jerky. The first go-around I used flank steak cut into 1/4in. strips. It was good but I wanted to have the big flat pieces like you get when you buy it. So after a little research I came up with using an eye-round roast. It creates those big flat pieces when sliced thin.
2lb Eye-Round Roast
For the marinade I went to MarksDailyApple.com and found a paleoish marinade:
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. liquid smoke
3 minced or crushed garlic cloves
2 ½ tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. hot chili powder
½-1 tsp. each of salt and black pepper
Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-make-your-own-jerky/#ixzz2hpFxr6UY
I added some of my own spices as well:
- 1Tbsp. Cayenne
- 2 Tbsp crushed red pepper
It may take a lot of work and time but it is nice knowing what goes into your snacks. A lot of the beef jerky you buy in stores has added sugar and other processed ingredients. This is my favorite snack to take on the road or in the air.