It's hunting season again and time to make more "survival" food. I've got smoked honey glazed almonds ala TailFeathers made:
and some smoked Cooper cheese laced with Canadian Bacon ala Pensrock:
Now I need some deer jerky. So....
5 lbs ground deer shoulder meat saved from last year.
1 tsp cure #1
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Cayenne pepper
8 oz Smoking Gun Jerky Marinade
Mixed well and after an overnight in the frig stuffed into 2.99" casings.
After about 4 hrs in the freezer to firm up, "uniformly" sliced and the casings removed.
Next, a stay in my high tech dehydrators 'til they bend but won't break. This batch took between 4 1/2 and 7 hrs, depending on how "uniformly" they were sliced.
The finished product. 2 lbs 7 5/8 ozs. 60 wafers plus ends and stuffer scrap.
Sorry about the large photos. Couldn't figure out how to make them smaller since photo bucket has changed.