Thursday, January 6, 2011

Just hang-in



Jerky is one of our favorite things to make here.  The hubby does a great job.  We just had a  couple of deer put in the freezer and one was processed to make just jerky out of it.  We were using seasoning that we can buy but we just used up the last of it and now we have made up our own.   It was just delicious!  I unfortunately let it  cook in the oven just a little too long so it was a lot tougher than normal but still good.  The hubby usually takes a big bag with him to work and ends up giving it all away except for a few pieces for himself but now we have gotten smart and started to sell it instead, because it has gotten to be pretty popular with his co-workers.   I won't give out all our secrets but all you need is to slice thinly beef, venison,or what ever red meat you like and season both sides with a combination of seasoning you prefer with curing salt and then put into refrigerator for at least 24 hours and then hang on the oven rack and cook slowly in a 235 degree oven for at least 2 hours or until it is done to your taste.  We keep the door to the oven propped open with a butter knife so it doesn't cook to fast.  Have a wonderful day.  

We use 2 teaspoons of curing salt per pound of meat.  Seasonings we don't really measure out but usually equal parts of seasoning to the salt.  A lot is done per your own taste, we have added subtracted after we have made the jerky a few times and we still tweak it every time we make it.

12 comments:

dennisranch said...

I have made it like that but prefer smoking it. Ash wood. Man, it gives it a bit of a kick. But I haven't even gotten my deer yet. Better get that done before it turns cold!

Kelly said...

That looks good! You can't beat some really good jerky!

Rising Rainbow said...

I didn't know you could make it in the oven. That's pretty cool.

CTG Ponies said...

I'm not a fan of jerky but hubby and daughter are. Good for you for selling it!

Crystal said...

mmmm i havent had home made Jerky in a long time! That looks so good, wish we had gotten a deer this year now.

lisa said...

JB, sounds good your way also.

Kelly, I agree,mmmm good.

Rising, yes, it is easy to do and you can leave it and do other things.

CTG, our whole family loves it and a lot better than store bought!

Crystal, we actually didn't get a deer this year either but one of the ladies that the hubby works with has a husband that goes hunting all the time in different parts of the country and he always has extra to sell us.

Linda said...

Yum....we're making some in the new year........I hope!

lisa said...

You will have to tell me how you make it!

Paula said...

Mmmm....looks and sounds good! I haven't made jerky in a couple of years but my mother-in-law gives each of our boys a bag of their very own every year around Christmas. It's a much coveted gift!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I've enjoyed "meeting" you!

Far Side of Fifty said...

We used to make it all the time..I think everyone has their own secret recipes! I think the main thing is to slice it evenly! :)

lisa said...

By the way everyone, we didn't have to buy the venison, we actually get from a friend, we only have to pay for the processing that is all. Wish we would of been lucky enough to get our own this year, oh well, maybe next week.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Will you adopt me?

I'm serious.

~Lisa