Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Print
Beef Jerky
Total:
20 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
12 hr
Yield:
10 to 12 ounces
Level:
Advanced
Total:
20 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
12 hr
Yield:
10 to 12 ounces
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds flank steak
  • 2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

Directions

Special equipment: 1 box fan, 4 paper air-conditioning filters, and 2 bungee cords

Trim the flank steak of any excess fat, place in a zip-top bag, and place it in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours in order to firm up. 

Remove the steak from the freezer and thinly slice the meat with the grain, into long strips. 

Place the strips of meat along with all of the remaining ingredients into a large, 1-gallon plastic zip-top bag and move around to evenly distribute all of the ingredients. Place the bag into the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours. 

Remove the meat from the brine and pat dry. Evenly distribute the strips of meat onto 3 of the air filters, laying them in the grooves and then stacking the filters on top of one another. Top these with 1 empty filter. Next, lay the box fan on its side and lay the filters on top of it. Strap the filters to the fan with 2 bungee cords. Stand the fan upright, plug in and set to medium. Allow the meat dry for 8 to 12 hours. If using a commercial dehydrator, follow the manufacturer's directions. 

Once dry, store in a cool dry place, in an airtight container for 2 to 3 months.

Categories:

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Jerky Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Jerky Turkey Burgers with Papaya Salsa

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Corned Beef

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Beef Balls

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Beef Pizzaiola

Recipe courtesy of Gabriele Corcos|Debi Mazar

Beef Calvdos

Recipe courtesy of Irene Wong

Beef Bourguignon

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Beef Tagine

On TV

The Grill Iron

7:30am | 6:30c

The Grill Iron

8:30am | 7:30c

The Grill Iron

9:30am | 8:30c

Top 5 Restaurants

10:30am | 9:30c

Guilty Pleasures

11:30am | 10:30c

Guilty Pleasures

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here