I received a very special birthday treat this weekend from my wife. No, not that. Get your minds out of the gutter. She made me a batch of homemade beef jerky.
She tells me that it was pretty simple to make, though it is a bit time consuming. Let me tell you, it is so much better than anything you can get in the grocery store.
It all starts off with some flank steak. You slice it at an angle in very thin slices. You then marinate the beef slices in some soy sauce. Take some cooking racks and place them on a baking sheet.
After marinating the beef, place the strips on the rack so that any drippings from the beef will land on the baking sheet. Then season the beef with some lemon pepper and garlic salt. Place the meat in the oven at about 170 degrees.
It usually takes about 6-10 hours in the oven for the jerky to be done. My wife recommends checking the beef after about 6 hours. To check the beef to see if it is done, take a slice and bend. If it breaks, it is ready. Enjoy.