Monday, October 17, 2011

Beef Jerky Home Made and Costs Less

The cost of beef jerky at Wal-Mart is $9.98 for 5oz's for a family of 5 this can get pretty expensive and doesn't last long at all. Cost of a 3.85lb round rump roast is $18.21. Round rump roast less fat and cooks a lot faster using your oven a lot less and making the cost of the beef jerky go down.

For the meat:
Round Rump Roast

For the marinade:
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
3 tablespoons light honey (such as clover)
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Have the butcher slice your round rump roast thinly and let them know you are using the meat for beef jerky. In the event your butcher is unable to slice the round rump roast thinly follow the below steps.

Place the meat in the freezer for 30 minutes (to make it easier to slice). Remove the steak from the freezer and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place the meat slices in a large baking dish (such as 11×7-inch). Whisk tamari/soy sauce, honey/agave, garlic, ginger, and black pepper in a small bowl. Pour sauce over meat, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

Preheat oven to 200ºF and adjust rack to middle position. Set 2 cooling racks on top of 2 large, rimmed baking sheets. Remove the beef from marinade and pat dry. Arrange the beef on the racks, leaving 1/4-inch between slices. Bake for about 1hour 15 minutes, until jerky is firm and almost completely dry but still chewy. Cool completely. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

This recipe was modified from the original version provided by

Happy Beef Jerky Making and Enjoy the cost savings!

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