There is nothing better than having a piece of this ground turkey jerky when you are starving after a long day at work. This recipe is simple and quick, but also super healthy. If you have been wondering what to give your starving family for a snack these days, then this is the recipe for you.
Try Making This Ground Turkey Jerky At Home For A Healthy Treat
To make this yummy treat, all you need is your ground turkey, lemon, onion flakes, minced garlic, sugar, salt, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and olive oil. If you don’t have some of these ingredients handy, don’t panic!
You can substitute the lemon with lime, or a splash of apple cider vinegar. You can also try using onion powder instead of the flakes. As for the garlic, you can use garlic powder, or paste. The rest of the ingredients are really about adding seasoning, so feel free to use other things like teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, fish or oyster sauce, and red pepper flakes.
I suggest you mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and set them aside for a while. After around 15 minutes, I add the turkey and let it soak for at least one hour in the refrigerator. If you would like, you can do this for longer, as the turkey will just get more flavorful.
Once your turkey is marinated, you will need to stretch it out enough so that it can dehydrate appropriately. Your dehydrator should be ready to go and remember that the whole process will take at least 6 hours. It may seem like a long time, but you will see the benefits.
Keep this ground turkey jerky in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. Enjoy for weeks to come, or just any time you are hungry!
Ground Turkey Jerky
1 lb (450 g) ground turkey, chilled
1 lemon, juiced, zested
2 tbsp onion flakes
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
- Place all ingredients, except the turkey, in a large bowl.
- Stir until ingredients are combined.
- Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.
- Add the turkey and stir until combined.
- Leave mixture in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.
- Preheat dehydrator to 155 F (68 C) temperature.
- Place a quarter of the turkey mixture in a large piece of parchment paper, cover with another, then roll it to 1/4 inch (6 mm) thickness.
- Remove the top sheet of parchment paper from the turkey mixture, put the dehydrator tray on top, then flip it to get the turkey onto the tray. Remove the remaining parchment paper.
- Using a fork, poke holes on the turkey mixture.
- Dry for 4 to 6 hours. The turkey needs to be completely dry but not crunchy.
- Turn off dehydrator, open lid, then let jerky cool at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Break jerky into pieces then place them into food-grade plastic bags.
- Store in a cool, dark, dry spot in your pantry.
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