What Is the Best Way to Make Beef Jerky Without a Dehydrator?

What Is the Best Way to Make Beef Jerky Without a Dehydrator?

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Faith Durand
Jul 9, 2012
Q: I'm going on a backpacking trip and I want to bring my own jerky, but I don't know how to make it! What's a good way to dehydrate meat without a dehydrator? I've seen recipes online, but they require the oven to be cracked-open for about 12 hours, I would love an alternative, if it exists. Sent by Rebeca Editor: Rebeca, check out Sara Kate's recipe. You may not need to leave it in the oven quite so long; she says that sometimes it is ready in as little as two hours: • Recipe: Homemade Beef (or Turkey or Fish) Jerky Readers, any other advice for Rebeca?
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