Sweet Maple Jerky
This sounded good since we are talking about snacking now mostly instead of a real trail food. Although this would still qualify I think. Something Dave said on one of his jerky threads about honey got me thinking. I always used a little honey in my own homemade jerky before, but I never used cure. Dave used a big scientific word meaning that the honey somehow relaxed the drying reaction and you got a jerky that folks like me with store-boughts might be able to appreciate. Also it my baby Sis’s ‘girls only’ hiking trip in two weeks so I thought they might like the sweetness, besides it just gave me a good excuse to try.
2 ½ T Jerky Mix
¾ t #1 pink cure
½ t Worcestershire Powder
¼ C Maple syrup, Grade B
¼ C Brown sugar
¼ C Honey
Note I used the powder vice liquid because of all the sugary sweets.
I use Eye of Round, its extremely lean, its a straight grain, and its more tender IMHO. This was not on sale, but since its for Baby Sis and on a time line, she's worth it.
I cut the meat on a 45 degree biase, it has some pull but won't pull your teeth out.
Notice the plastic tupperware on the side, its actually a marinading dish. It turns over and over and has little points all over it.
Ain't no flys on brother!
Some of the ingredients, I forgot the brown sugar and Honey. Insiduious Dave? Something like that.
Its all mixed up now and in the fridge resting till tomorrow when it will be smoking time! I can hardly wait to smell the smoke!
Well, we will let it sleep and start again tomorrow. AND yes I did lick my fingers.....