Ever since we started making beef jerky commercially, folks have been asking us for an “DIY jerky making kit”. We were listening. The other thing that we also heard from nearly everyone we talked with about jerky kits was that they were too complicated and there was too much to measure out. We worked with the folks who create our commercial seasoning blends and worked out a very simple, very effective method for making jerky.
Simply dissolve 1 cure packet and 1 seasoning packet in 1 cup of cold water. This will create a marinade. If you’re making traditional “slab jerky” allow the meat to marinate for 24 to 36 hours. If you’re making ground and formed, simply mix the marinade with ground, lean meat and extrude onto drying racks and cook per the instructions included in the kit.