I just spent 10 dollars on 12 oz of jerky that was horrible. and i realized once again that every time i buy beef jerky, i wish i hadnt because it tastes like fake flavors and feels like leather. So this weekend i will make my own. i have been doing this since i was a kid, and its really easy. I will make a lot because i start college on monday and it seems like a good thing to have in my backpack for the days i run from work to school....
1 roast beef, any visible fat trimmed off.
1 small bottle soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 tsp pepper
slice the meat about 1/4 inch thick against the grain. place in a bowl with remaining ingredients. marinate 4 hours or overnight. lay out on a baking sheet, or directly on a clean oven rack, with foil on a lower rack to catch any liquid. heat oven to 200 degrees. cook 8-10 hours, or overnight, turning halfway through if on a baking sheet.
alternately use liquid smoke and black pepper
alternately to that even. use chicken or turkey, sliced WITH The grain, but marinate no more than 4 hours
even more alternately use salmon