New Mexico Beef Jerky Recipe

New Mexico Beef Jerky Recipe

The New Mexico beef jerky recipe is delicious, with spices used in the recipe adding a great deal of depth to the flavor of the beef jerky. The beef is marinated in chili powder, smoked paprika, soy and Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper. This gives the beef a unique flavor that is perfect for snacking.

Checklist for Making Homemade Beef Jerky

Prepare the Meat

Starting with a well-trimmed, lean piece of beef is important when preparing beef jerky since fat does not dry out and speeds up spoilage. One of the best beef for our recipe is a bottom-round; it is affordable, widely available, lean, and simple to trim. Place it in the freezer for one to two hours prior to slicing: it will be much simpler to cut.

A bottom-round beef
Our choice of beef — bottom-round

We need 1 pound of beef for this recipe.

Weighing bottom-round in grams
Weighing meat in grams (450 grams/15,2oz.)

Slice the meat at a thickness of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Before slicing the roast, cut it in half horizontally if it is too thick.

Cutting meat for New Mexico beef jerky
Cutting our beef

Prepare the Marinade

The marinade contains chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, lemon juice, crushed red pepper, soy sauce, and honey.

Ingredients for New Mexico Jerky
Ingredients for New Mexico Jerky

Whisk the ingredients in the bowl in the right proportions.

Add your beef to the marinade and mix. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 7 hours or overnight. To ensure that the meat marinades evenly, flip the bag or toss the meat a couple of times.

Mixing the marinade and meat for New Mexico beef jerky
Marinade for New Mexico beef jerky

 Dry Out the Beef

Prepare two-three baking trays. Arrange the marinated meat on trays in a single layer. Dehydrate until the meat is dried out, 5 to 7 hours at 160 F.

Beef for the New Mexico jerky placed on the dehydrator
Our beef placed on the dehydrator
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In 5 hours, take a piece of the jerky out of the dehydrator and cool it down to room temperature to see if it has been completely dry. It should have a leather-like texture, feel dry to the touch, and be chewy yet slightly soft.

beef jerky after the dehydration
beef jerky after the dehydration

I weighed my beef jerky again. It was 6.5 oz. or 185 grams.

Weighing meat after cooking
Weighing meat after cooking (185 grams/6.5 oz.)

Recipe

Makes 5 servings
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Marinade Time: 7-24 hours,
Drying Time: 5– 7 hours

Ingredients Cost
1 lb. of beef; I choose bottom-round, but any could work $7.99 per 1 lb. at Weis
1/2 cup soy sauce$1.52 for a 15 oz. container at Walmart
(1/2 cup or 4 oz. = 0.40 cents)
2 tablespoon chili powder
$1.00 for a 3 oz. container at Walmart
(2 tbsp per oz. equates to 0.33 cents )
1 tablespoon smoked paprika$1.68 for a 2 oz. container at Walmart
(2 tbsp per oz. or 0.42 cents per 1 tbsp )
1 tablespoon honey$2.98 per 12 oz. container at Walmart
(2 tbsp per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.12 cents)
3/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce$1.00 for a 10 oz. container at Wallmart
(3/4 cup is 6 oz. or 0.60 cents)
4 teaspoons of lemon juice$1 per lemon in Walmart, I used half of it, and it is 0.5 cents
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper$0.98 per 1.75 oz. container at Walmart
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.09 cents)
Total Cost: $10.45/6.5 oz. (full cost: meat + ingredients)

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New Mexico Beef Jerky Recipe

New Mexico Beef Jerky Recipe

The New Mexico beef jerky recipe is delicious, with spices used in the recipe adding a great deal of depth to the flavor of the beef jerky. The beef is marinated in chili powder, smoked paprika, soy and Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper. This gives the beef a unique flavor that is perfect for snacking.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Marinade Time: 7 hours
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Jerky
Servings: 5
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Charles
Cost: $10.45

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bottom-round or your favorite cut (any could work)
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 3/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

Instructions

  • Place your beef in a freezer for one-two hours prior to slicing
  • Slice the meat at a thickness of 1/8 to 1/4 inch
  • Whisk the ingredients in the bowl in the right proportions and add your sliced beef
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 7 hours
  • Dehydrate until the meat is dried out, from 5 to 7 hours at 160 F

Nutrition

Serving: 37g | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.3g | Protein: 29.8g | Fat: 6.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1410mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 11.6g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 18mg
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