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How to Make Beef Jerky in the Oven: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

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To make beef jerky in the oven, start by trimming the fat off of a 3 lb (1.4 kg) steak. Wrap the meat in plastic wrap and place it in your freezer for two hours, which will make it easier to slice. Slice the meat into thin strips, about 1/8-1/4 inch (.3-.6 cm) thick, with a sharp kitchen knife. Set the slices aside and pour ½ cup (118 mL) of soy sauce and ¼ cup (60 mL) of sesame oil into a large baking dish. Mix in ¼ cup (50 g) of brown sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons (6 g) of ground ginger, 2 tablespoons (25 g) of sesame seeds, and 2 teaspoons (8 g) of ground black pepper. Stir the ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined. Place the meat in the dish and make sure the strips are completely covered by the marinade. Cover the dish and place it in the fridge for 3 to 12 hours. Pat the strips of meat dry with a paper towel and lay them on a foil-lined cooking sheet, making sure the strips don’t overlap. Set your oven to the lowest possible temperature, preferably between 145-175° F (63-79° C) and place the beef in the oven. Cook it for 3-8 hours, and start checking it occasionally after the first 3 hours to see if it’s done. Keep cooking the jerky until it reaches your desired consistency. For more tips on making beef jerky in the oven, like how to make your own marinade, keep reading!

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