Paleo Beef Jerky

I was researching for paleo snacks that we could take for our overseas trip and I stumbled upon the Domestic Man’s Paleo Beef Jerky’s recipe.  Then, Hubby also stumbled upon a Salmon Jerky recipe from a different blogger, so we decided that we would get a food dehydrator and give these recipes a try.

I actually had borrowed my former colleague’s food dehydrator many, many years ago and was trying to dry berries.  At that time, I was pretty disappointed with the result because it took forever to dry the fruit slices.  Also, food shrinks when you dehydrate it.  And talk about the amount of electricity being used (well, probably not that much).  At that time, I didn’t think that the effort was worth the result, plus quite frankly, you don’t get excited over shriveled fruits.  You don’t get this joyous and proud moment like when you pull  a beautifully baked yellow cake out of the oven.  I actually felt deflated.  Ha.

The recipe called for about 2 lbs of round roast, coconut aminos, kosher salt, black pepper, liquid smoke, onion powder, garlic powder, and apple cider vinegar.  In this picture, we already had the beef sliced.   We froze the roast for about 10 minutes, and Hubby used his electric slicer to slice the beef thin.  For the liquid smoke, we went with pecan flavor, and there are many others on the grocery shelf.  You can find this item in the BBQ sauce section.

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Then I combined all of the seasoning into a measuring cup.

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And just poured the seasoning into the Ziploc bag and I tried to evenly distribute the seasoning amongst the beef slices.  Once that was done, I tried to squeeze the air out of the bag.  Then the meat went back into the refrigerator to be marinated overnight.

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Then, the next morning, we pulled out the marinated sliced beef and at this time, most of the marinade was absorbed into the meat.

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Then we lined them up on to the dehydrator trays.  When we finished lining up the beef, it was close to 8 AM in the morning.

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By around 2:30 in the afternoon, the jerky was dried and ready to be eaten.

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This is the result of the jerky.  It was very tasty, and easy to make too.  Thank you Russ for sharing the recipe!

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Print recipe here.

Paleo Beef Jerky
Recipe courtesy: The Domestic Man

2 lbs beef round roast
1/3 cup of coconut aminos
½ tbs kosher salt
2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
2 tsp liquid smoke, pecan flavor
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp apple cider vinegar

Freeze beef for at least 10 minutes so it can be sliced thin easily.
Combine all seasoning in a small bowl.
Put sliced beef into a Ziploc bag, pour marinate into the bag.
Distribute marinate evenly.  Squeeze the air out of the bag and close it.  Store in the refrigerator overnight.
Lay the meat slices in food dehydrator tray.  Run the dehydrator for about 5 – 6 hours, depending on the thickness of your meat.
Store jerky in a plastic bag.  I store the jerky in vacuum seal bags in the freezer.  According to Russ @ the Domestic Man, the shelf life of this jerky is about one month.  The jerky will keep in the refrigerator for several months.

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