Let's face it, not everyone enjoys treats like double-chocolate cranberry cookies and peppermint patties, so for the loved one who doesn't have a sweet tooth, make beef jerky! This savory snack is great to give to people who live far away because it will keep for up to six weeks. There's not a lot of work to the recipe, but it requires time for marinating and cooking, so don't wait till the last minute. With a salt and pepper crust and rich beef flavor, the resulting jerky is better than any store-bought jerky I've tasted. It would definitely please the special man in your life! Check out the recipe now.
From Food & Wine Ingredients 3 cups amber ale or lager Directions Makes about 3/4 pound. *I had my butcher cut the meat for me!
Black Pepper Jerky
2 cups soy sauce
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons cracked black peppercorns, plus 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper, for sprinkling before drying the meat
2 pounds trimmed beef top round or bottom round, about 1 1/2 inches thick
From Food & Wine
3 cups amber ale or lager
Makes about 3/4 pound.
*I had my butcher cut the meat for me!