The Beef Jerky Recipe (Almost) Any Guy Can Make at Home

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If you’re equipped with enough time, patience, soy sauce (and a food dehydrator), you can easily turn flank steak into delicious beef jerky. Below, a delicious, easy-to-make take on everyone’s favorite convenience store snack, which makes about 1.5 pounds of jerky.

  • 3 lbs flank steak, as much fat trimmed off as possible
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tsp sesame seeds
  • 4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic paste or Gochujang hot pepper paste (optional)
Freeze beef for 90 minutes.
Cut meat into 1/4-inch-wide strips, halving the slab if necessary.
Mix remaining ingredients in bowl, add beef strips, and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours, turning several times to coat evenly.
Follow the instructions for your dehydrator.