One of our lovely friends from the site gave me some beef jerky at Nina's garden visit a few months ago. Now, I admit that I was a bit fascinated - the home made stuff makes for great flavoured snack, it was apparently pretty cheap to make and it will last for a few weeks in the fridge. She said it was easy, but I'd seen the spice mixes at my local shop and they were a bit expensive. Given everything else I make, it just didn't seem worth the bother.... boy, was I wrong!, although a few things were in my favour:
Here's how it unfolded (with instructions) and turned me into a jerky convert:
I can't imagine how many different marinates I can dream up now. This stuff is good enough to sell. Wow. Dead easy and the only real cost is the meat. I am now a jerky convert. And that, my friends, is why I love this site!