Basic Beef Jerky

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      pounds        beef top round roast
      1/2  cup           liquid smoke flavoring
    3      cups          soy sauce
      1/2  pound         brown sugar
    1      tablespoon    garlic powder
    1      tablespoon    ground black pepper
    1      tablespoon    crushed hot red chiles -- to taste

 Trim off all the fat and silver skin from the roast. Cut 1/8-inch the meat into 
 1/8-inch slices. Separate roast into it’s natural sections before slicing 
 results it meat pieces about the right size. Mix the smoke flavoring, soy 
 sauce, sugar, garlic, pepper, and chiles and let stand for 5 minutes. Then 
 place in a bowl with a tight seal big enough for the marinade and cut meat; 
 let stand 10 minutes for flavors to develop. Layer meat in the bowl so that 
 each side gets coated with marinade and cover tightly. Let stand about 10 
 minutes, shaking bowl and inverting every few minutes to cover all pieces 
 evenly. Longer marinating does not change the flavor. Drain meat in sieve or 
 colander and place in single layers on the dehydrator trays. (Takes about 7 
 trays for 5 pounds of meat.) Dry according to your dehydrator instructions. 
 Enjoy the beef jerky.

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