Maple-Sage Beef Jerky Recipe
Who doesn't love Beef Jerky. The best part of this is that there is no soy, NO MSG, no gluten and no other harmful toxic ingredients. Great for a pre-workout, post workout, or any other time of the day.
Compliments to Rob Wolf For this recipe.
- 2 lbs of grass-fed beef (London Broil) works great– still partially frozen for easier slicing (you want a lean cut with easily visible striations)
- 2 Tbsp organic apple cider vinegar - I like Bragg’s brand
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos(they’re more expensive online but can also be found at local health food stores)
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup- organic, grade B (or use honey if you prefer)
- 1 Tbsp sage sea salt – (or use approx 1 tsp each dried sage & sea salt)
- 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
- Dash of black pepper
- 2 Tbsp warm water
Note: The marinade should be made to-taste, test the flavor before applying to your sliced meat. I find it to be a pretty strong taste just on a spoon/finger dip but that flavor dilutes once over the meat, so you want it to be fairly strong in the marinade. The measurements here are approximate and will vary based on your preferences
- Blend marinade ingredients in a glass bowl or shallow glass dish with a whisk or a fork.
- Using a very sharp knife and cutting against the grain of the meat, slice the meat thinly into approximately 1/8″ slices.
- Place sliced meat into the marinade and allow to sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.
- Arrange the meat onto the trays of a food dehydrator and heat at 135-145 degrees until the meat is the desired dryness to your liking. This should take approximately 3-5 hours.
- Note: if you want to use an oven on it’s lowest heat setting you can try that but keep a close eye on the meat as it will likely finish much faster. You may even want to keep the oven door propped open for the dehydrating time. If you have experience with this, please post it to the comments below!
- Try using rosemary sea salt with honey instead of sage and maple syrup.
- If you want to use ground beef, use the extruder tool that comes with your dehydrator or buy one separately. This will save money on the price of your meat and also adds some fat to the snacks you create.
To find grass-fed beef or other grass-fed and pasture raised meats locally, check out EatWild.com or your local farmers markets. To find grass-fed beef or other grass-fed and pasture raised meats online, check out GrasslandBeef.com.