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‘Ground Meat’ Jerky Recipes

Like making sliced jerky, jerky made from ground meat(s) can be seasoned with spices – your own or pre-packaged, plus needing a cure.  [ Read more about cures at these links:  Cures &   Morton  Salt.] 

 

The amount of ground meat being  used should always be weighed to ensure the correct amount of seasoning and cure are used.

The recipes below are written with beef as the ground meat ingredient; however, any ground meat, i.e., buffalo, venison, etc. can be used – or a combination.

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Ground Meat Jerky No. 1 [1]

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground lean beef
  • 2 teaspoons Morton Tender Quick (Cure)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Directions

  1. Mix all cure and spices together.
  2. In a glass or plastic container, place meat and sprinkle with some of the cure/spice mixture – then mix well
  3. Continue to add in remaining cure/spice mixture, mixing well, until all of the mixture is used
  4. Cover container and allow meat to rest in the refrigerator overnight.

Alternate Method:    Dissolve cure and spices in 1/2 cup water.  Pour over meat and mix well.  Cover and allow meat to rest in the refrigerator overnight.

 

Ground Meat Jerky No. 2 [1]

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons Morton Sugar Cure
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

Directions

  1. Mix all cure and spices together.
  2. In a glass or plastic container, place meat and sprinkle with some of the cure/spice mixture – then mix well
  3. Continue to add in remaining cure/spice mixture, mixing well, until all of the mixture is used
  4. Cover container and allow meat to rest in the refrigerator overnight.

Alternate Method:    Dissolve cure and spices in 1/2 cup water.  Pour over meat and mix well.  Cover and allow meat to rest in the refrigerator overnight.

 

Commercial Seasonings

If you have a favorite flavor of pre-packaged jerky seasonings, these can also be used to flavor ground meat jerky as well.

The ‘standard’ recipe for using pre-packaged seasoning for ground meat jerky is

  • 4 teaspoons pre-packaged seasoning per 1 lb. of meat
  • 1/4 teaspoon cure per 1 lb of meat
  • 1 oz water per 1 lb of meat

Follow the same directions above incorporating pre-packaged seasonings into the ground meat.

You can also check the seasonings package label for alternate recipes to make ground meat jerky.

 

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[1] The Complete Jerky Book

 

 

 

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