Everyone loves beef jerky and hates how expensive it is.. This led me to purchase a dehydrator so I could make my own.
I use a Presto 06301 Dehydro Digital Electric Food Dehydrator - https://www.amazon.com/Presto-Dehydro-Digital-Electric-Dehydrator/dp/B008H2OEKK/
You can use a variety of cuts of meat or types of meat, but you want as little fat on it as possible because that's what makes beef jerky spoil. I usually buy about 5lbs of london broil at a time, and I trim all the fat off before slicing it into strips. It makes it easier to slice if you throw it in the freezer for 2-3 hours to firm it up. I slice it into 1/8" to 1/4" strips.
2/3 cup of soy sauce
2/3 cup of Worcestershire
2/3 cup of either brown sugar or honey
1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons of onion powder
2 teaspoons of black pepper
2 TABLESPOONS of SUPER HOT hot sauce
Optional: I like adding minced garlic and chopped up/ diced jalapenos; Ive also used a splash of balsamic vinegar..
Marinate your beef strips for a minimum of 12 hours.
Place on dehydrator, and as you set each tray down, drizzle honey on top of each piece.
Set dehydrator to 155 degrees, and start checking it after 4 1/2 hours.. Finished jerky should bend very slightly and break. If you leave it too long, it becomes hard and difficult to chew.
Another variation of this would be to put it in a smoker for a couple hours instead of using liquid smoke, then you would finish it in the dehydrator.
I'm making some today, and I will post pictures of the finished product