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oh man, fresh jerky AND Ossobucco the same day. Damn you I say! My wife does not care for either (something about the time and energy being to great for both) Butit is my time and energy......she still shoots me down . I need to enlist a neighbor who enjoys both, maybe then I can try it. How about sendng over the leftovers?
I make the South African version of jerky "biltong" using a cardboard box with air holes punched into the side and adding a 25 watt light bulb and an old computer fan to circulate the air. Should be ready in about 3-5 days. I have never heard of anyone making this stuff in an oven...
i've made jerky for years on a weber grill.. just a small fire with about 8 briquets and a handful of smoking chips.. i use the leanest, cheapest cut of beef that i can find, usually a round roast. string the strips on bamboo skewers and hang them inside the grill.
The cut of beef here in Australia is called Topside is has very little fat.
You can use any cut but why waste a good grilling steak on jerky.
Polo you need meat without any fat, a little marbling is ok, so trim off any fat, you also need to cut the beef across the grain not down the grain as it becomes to chewy.
Thanks for the tips Doug. I'll be experimenting soon. Maybe I'll try some venison. Not much fat in that.