Garlic Beef Jerky

There is noth­ing brief about jerky!

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Trim as much fat as pos­si­ble from your beef and toss it in the freez­er for an hour or so.

Mix all ingre­di­ents, whisk­ing until everything’s com­plete­ly dissolved.

Slice beef against the grain, between 1/8″-1/4″ thick.

Add sliced beef to a bag or oth­er air­tight con­tain­er of mari­nade; shake well to even­ly coat the meat.

Mar­i­nate in the fridge for 12 to 48 hours, turn­ing occa­sion­al­ly so all the beef gets a good soak.

Remove and blot the strips with paper tow­els, then dry using your pre­ferred method.

Jerky will be fin­ished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.

Cool com­plete­ly before stor­ing in an air­tight container.