Hello jerky enthusiasts! It's Doug from Jerky.com, back again with another jerky recipe that'll make your taste buds dance. This time, we're diving into a sweet and spicy delight that you're going to absolutely love - a honey Sriracha beef jerky recipe that's nothing short of a flavor explosion. Let's get right to it, shall we?
Prepping the Beef
One of my tricks to a quick and easy jerky preparation process is keeping pre-sliced and pre-measured 2 lbs bags of beef in my freezer. Not only does this save a bunch of time, but it also makes for convenient test batches. Our recipe today begins with one of these handy 2 lbs bags of beef.
As for the rest of our ingredient list, here's exactly what we're working with:
1 cup Sriracha Sauce
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
The Mixing Process
Once we've got all our ingredients ready, it's time to get your hands dirty. The key to a perfect batch of jerky is ensuring every piece of meat is evenly coated with our marinade, and all our dry ingredients are well dissolved.
Be mindful when you start mixing. If you don't separate the meat slices properly, you risk some pieces sticking together, preventing the flavor from penetrating each slice fully. The goal is to achieve a consistent flavor profile throughout the marinade, and to ensure that each piece of meat is properly covered.
Marination and Dehydration
Once the mix is to your satisfaction, seal it up and pop it into the fridge. Now, it's time for the magic to happen. After about 40 hours of marinating, we move onto dehydration. The trick here is to ensure everything's perfectly flat, with plenty of airflow around all edges. This process is not exactly rocket science, but it does require careful attention.
The Perfect Jerky
This sweet and spicy delight took about four and a half hours in the dehydrator, but I guarantee you, it's worth every minute. The taste test revealed a perfect chew, an excellent tear, and a phenomenal flavor. The sweetness is subtle, not overwhelming, with a kick of Sriracha that brings everything together. It's a sweet and spicy symphony that I wouldn't change a single thing about.
There you have it, folks, our sweet and spicy Honey Sriracha Beef Jerky recipe. It's been a joy sharing this delectable recipe with you, one that perfectly showcases the dance between sweetness and spice.
If you're excited to try out this recipe, we would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below to share your plans, and if you do give it a go, make sure to circle back and let us know how it turned out. Did you make any adjustments? If so, we're eager to hear about them. Who knows? We may even showcase your version in our next video.
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Honey Sriracha Beef Jerky Recipe
- 2 lbs of Beef, pre-sliced
- 1 cup Sriracha Sauce
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- Prep the Beef: Take out your 2 lbs bag of pre-sliced beef from the freezer.
- Prepare the Marinade: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup Sriracha Sauce, 1/2 cup Honey, 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, 1 teaspoon each of Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Liquid Smoke, and Black Pepper.
- Marinate: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly, ensuring each piece of meat is fully covered with the marinade. Once mixed well, seal the mix and refrigerate it for about 40 hours.
- Dehydration: After marination, arrange the slices of beef on the trays of your dehydrator. Ensure they are perfectly flat with no overlap, and there's plenty of airflow over and around the meat. Dehydrate for about 4.5 hours at 140 degrees.
- Enjoy: Taste test your jerky. If it has a good chew and tear and the flavor is to your liking, it's ready to enjoy!
Always keep pre-sliced beef in your freezer for a quick jerky-making process.
When marinating, ensure all meat slices are properly separated to allow flavor penetration.
The dehydration process requires careful attention, especially ensuring there's ample airflow over and around the meat.
Feel free to adjust the recipe to your taste. Your version could be featured in our next video!