We love beef jerky here at Great Northern Larder. It is tasty and healthy and makes a great snack on long hikes or car journeys. Use good beef and your favourite beer (or try soy sauce or teriyaki). Beef jerky will last a few weeks in the fridge.
Round beef, flank steak, or any lean cut of beef. For jerky, you want to avoid marbling as fat will go rancid.
Scotch BBQ Sauce
A bottle of beer
Salt and pepper
Cut the beef into thin strips - make sure you cut against the grain for the best texture.
Marinate the beef overnight in salt, beer, and a bottle of Scotch BBQ
Preheat your smoker, bbq, or oven to its lowest heat setting ("smoke" for a smoker, about 50C for an oven).
Pepper the jerky generously
Smoke or cook on low heat for about 5 hours.
When the jerky is ready it should be dry but not too tough.