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Jerky Too Tough

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We use an Excalibur dehydrator and make Jerky with coconut aminos and vinegar. We dry it until it cracks but does not break. It's still too tough, especially for my son to eat. I know in regular jerky the sugar in the marinade helps make it softer as it breaks down the meat but obviously we can't do that :-)

Any suggestions for softer jerky?

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You could experiment with different cuts of beef. I've always used eye round with great success, but there could be more tender cuts out there.

Additionally, how long are you marinating the meat? vinegar and the aminos should help break down the meat to a greater degree than the sugar (as far as I know). I've always marinated 24 hours or more.

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Can you please share your recipe for beef jerky? We're heading west ( WI to CO, UT ) for two weeks and I want lots of healthy snacks. Thanks, Michelle T

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