This easy & cheap homemade turkey jerky recipe requires only a conventional oven but you can still use a dehydrator if you happen to have one! Jerky in general is a great high protein snack option for road trips, hiking, or school/work. Unfortunately many store bought jerkies are quite expensive and packed with chemicals and added sugar. This homemade turkey jerky is easy to make and a lot cheaper & healthier than store bought counterparts. You can also use beef or pork for this recipe if turkey is a bit expensive in your area.
Calorie and macro information per serving (2 servings total): 133 calories, 2F, 1C, 1 sugar, 24P
Ingredients: 200 g turkey breast (thinly sliced into long strips) 1 Tbsp light soy sauce 1 Tbsp cheap red dry wine 1 tsp chili paste .25 tsp garlic powder .25 tsp red pepper flakes (or less)
Equipment needed: Skewers Al foil Plastic wrap Conventional oven or dehydrator Fridge
Instructions: 1. Add in soy sauce, red wine, chili paste, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes into a large mixing bowl.
2. Add in turkey breast strips and mix very well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinade for 6 to 12 hours.
3. After 6 to 12 hours preheat the oven to 165˚F or 74˚C. Use skewers to hang all of the turkey breast strips. 3 to 4 pieces per skewer.
4. Line the bottom of the oven with Al foil to catch any grease or marinade. Use the oven metal rack to hang all of the skewers and leave a few inches apart. Cook in the oven for 4 hours or until the turkey meat is completely dry.
Optional: if you have a dehydrator then you can lay the turkey breast in the dehydrator until the meats are dry.
For beef you can use 142˚F or 62˚C and for pork you can use 145˚F or 63˚C.
5. You can serve this right away or you can store them in a ziplock bag for later.
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