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The Country Cat's Beef Jerky

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 days 30 min (includes marinating and dehydrating times)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 pounds jerky
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4 cups brown sugar 

1/2 cup kosher salt  

1 tablespoon ground celery seed  

1 tablespoon chile flakes 

1 tablespoon garlic granules  

5 pounds beef top round, cut into long, thin strips


Special equipment:
a food dehydrator
  1. Combine the sugar, salt, celery seed, chile flakes and garlic granules in a large bowl. Add the top round and mix well to fully coat. Refrigerate and let marinate for 24 hours.
  2. Place the strips of top round on the trays of a food dehydrator. Dry at 125 degrees F for 24 hours.