Free Recipe Buffalo Jerky

Recipe Type: G Recipes

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Cooking Ingredients for Buffalo Jerky Recipe

Buffalo or beef meat
Soy sauce (optional)

Buffalo Jerky Preparation

This was a method of preserving buffalo meat on the trail, a method taught us by the Indians. The meat was dried in the sun, and then could be kept for weeks in the wagon. It was later reconstituted in the form of a soup or stew, or it was eaten just as it was. You can prepare your own jerky with very little trouble. Trim the meat of all fat. Slice the buffalo (or beef) into strips 1 inch wide and 1/8 inch thick. Jerk or pull them a bit and place them on a baking rack. The meat can be dried in a home food drier or it can be placed in your oven overnight. Leave the oven door open and set the thermostat to as low a temperature as possible. You may need to experiment with your oven, as you do not want the heat to rise above 145o to 150o. My large gas oven is perfect for this, as the pilot light is on all the time and the resulting temperature is just right. If you have such an oven, you can do this process in 12 hours. If you wish some additional flavor in your meat, you can soak the slices in a bit of soy sauce before drying them. Jerky will keep for 3 months in an airtight container; for longer if frozen. From <The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American>.

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Recipe Serves: 4

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