The mild flavor of turkey makes a perfect starting point in this jerky recipe. Turkey is also lower in fat than beef, making it a healthier option
- Serves: 5 persons
- 1tablespoon liquid smoke
- 2tablespoons soy sauce
- ¼teaspoon Tabasco sauce (to taste)
- ⅓cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ½teaspoons mesquite flavoring liquid
- 2teaspoons light brown sugar (packed)
- 1tablespoon onion powder
- 2teaspoons garlic powder
- 1teaspoon kosher salt
- 1pound turkey meat (skinless and boneless, sliced thin)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Combine the liquid smoke, soy sauce, Tabasco, Worcestershire, mesquite, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and kosher salt in a large zip-top bag.
Step 3Add thinly sliced turkey strips to the marinade , seal, and squish to coat all the meat. Reopen the bag, squeeze out all the air, reseal, and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours.
Step 4Remove the turkey strips from marinade and gently pat off excess moisture with a paper towel.
Step 5Place the marinated strips in a single layer, with space in between, on dehydrator racks.
Step 6Dehydrate until the turkey jerky is leathery and chewy but not crisp enough to snap when bent.
Step 7Store the jerky in sealed bags in the refrigerator.