ginger orange beef jerky

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My husband, Jeff, tried to make beef jerky a few times and the third time was definitely the charm. What he came up with is some of the best, most tender jerky I’ve ever had, and it’s really very simple to make. Full of bright ginger and orange flavor without being too salty. Soooo yummy! The perfect high protein snack.

1 bottle La Choy Orange Ginger Sauce/Marinade

2 lb. top round of beef, (1 and 1/2 inches thick)

freshly ground black pepper

raw, turbinado sugar

fresh orange zest

coarse sea salt

Trim fat from beef and cut it into 1/4 inch slices. Place in a large ziploc along with the whole bottle of orange-ginger sauce. Marinate for about 18 hours.

Remove meat from bag and sauce. Discard bag and sauce. Place baking racks on top of large baking sheets. Place the strips of marinated beef in one layer on the racks. Sprinkle with some freshly ground black pepper and raw sugar. Bake on the racks (with the baking sheets beneath them) for two to three hours at 200 degrees F. (or until firm and mostly dry.) We like our jerky a little more moist, so we take ours out at around two hours.

Taste the jerky, and sprinkle with a little coarse sea salt if needed. Grate a little fresh orange zest over the jerky. Allow to cool and then place in an air-tight container in the fridge. Will keep for about a week.



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  10 comments for “ginger orange beef jerky

  1. Zuri
    February 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Cool! Definitely want to try!

    • Melissa
      February 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Yay! thanks for visiting and commenting, Zuri! enjoy 🙂

  2. Tracie
    April 14, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Great recipe – shame there is no “Pin It” button to share it on my Pinterest board tho! 🙁

    • Melissa
      April 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Hi Tracie 🙂 Thanks for visiting and commenting. Did you know you can add a pin it button to your browser and pin anything and everything that you’d like to pin, whether or not a blog/website provides you with a pin it button? That’s how I pin things. Maybe check it out.

  3. Tracie
    April 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I didn’t know you could do that but sadly I wouldn’t know where to start! x

    • Melissa
      April 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Traice, Here’s a link to the “how to” 🙂 it’s easier than you think. xoxo

      • Tracie
        April 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

        Thank you Melissa – it’ll have to be easy for a technophobe like me! lol x

        • Melissa
          April 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

          My pleasure, Tracie 🙂 Have fun pinning! hee hee

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