Camper Jerky Recipe

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  • 1 pound 90/10 ground beef
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a medium-size bowl, mix all the ingredients together and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Lay a large piece of parchment paper down and put the meat on top of it.
  • Unroll a large piece of plastic wrap and lay that on top of the meat.
  • Begin to press the meat out with your palms, use a rolling pin to get it to 1/4-inch thickness, then remove the plastic wrap.
  • If drying in the oven, slide the meat-covered parchment paper directly onto a baking sheet.
  • Score the meat into rectangular shapes so it’s easier to break them apart when done drying.
  • If using a dehydrator, cut the meat into rectangles.
  • Use an offset spatula to arrange the pieces on the fruit roll tray and begin drying.For more information on DIY jerky from Jerky Everything, try this:Homemade Jerky Done Right
    Reprinted with permission from Jerky Everything by Pamela Braun and published by Countryman Press, 2015. Buy this book from our store: Jerky Everything