This instructable is to make sweet and savory jerky using ground beef or deer.
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Step 1: Prepare Your Ingredients
1 lb. of thawed ground beef or deer burger
1 tsp. of salt
2 dashes of pepper
1 dash of worchestershire sauce
1 dash of liquid smoke
A liberal covering of papaya enzyme or meat tenderizer
A handful of chopped dried fruit (cherries, blueberries, and strawberries work well)
Step 2: Combine and Mix the Ingredients
Chop the dried fruit and mix all of the ingredients by hand thoroughly.
Step 3: Roll Out Meat for Drying
Roll the meat into the size of a golf ball. Place it on aluminum foil and press the meat flat so it dries evenly.
Step 4: Dry It!
Place it in your food dehydrator or the oven with the door open at 200 degrees for 4-6 hours.
Step 5: Enjoy!
The jerky is done when it firmly bends. If it has drops of oil on it, just dab with a paper towel.
To store, just place in a ziplock and put it in the fridge.