This is a great recipe for a quick and portable snack! Although an easy recipe, it does take time.
2 pounds thinly sliced beef, cut into strips
1/4 cup liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons liquid smoke*
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons hot & smokey or other seasoning blend, finely ground
Combine all ingredients except beef in a bowl; place sliced beef in a zip storage bag; pour marinade over and zip closed. Mush bag around, making sure the marinade touches all the beef. Place in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 170°F. Lay out strips of marinated beef on a rimmed baking tray, taking care not to touch the other pieces. Place tray(s) in oven, propping open door with a wooden spoon (for air circulation). Dry 3 hours; turn over & finish drying another 3 hours. When done, remove from trays to cool. Store in sealed container.
*Liquid smoke can be found in the grocery store in the aisle with the barbecue sauces.
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