Turkey Jerky Recipe

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Use healthy, lean turkey as an alternative, healthy snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid mesquite flavoring
  • 2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound turkey meat, sliced thin

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except turkey slices in large zipper-seal bag. Add turkey to bag. Seal and squish to coat meat. Unseal and squeeze out all air. Reseal, and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.
  • Remove turkey from marinade and gently pat off excess moisture with paper towels. Place turkey strips in single layers, with space in between, on dehydrator racks.
  • Dehydrate until jerky is leathery and chewy, but not crisp enough to snap when bent. See manufacturer directions for approximate cooking times.
  • Cool completely, then store in zipper-seal bags in refrigerator. Want more jerky recipes? Read How to Make Jerky for a full array of recipes and an introduction into the world of jerky.
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Peggy Trowbridge Flippone sent in this Turkey Jerky Recipe from her Home Cooking blog.