Last Sunday I had a great time making beef jerky with the significant other for the first time. I dug into Maria Emmerich‘s cookbook again for the recipe, with a few tweaks. We threw in extra garlic (surprise surprise) and I only cooked it in the oven for 5 hours and 45 minutes at 170 degrees. Needless to say, even that was a bit too long however the boys were great and told me it was an excellent first attempt anyway. I think next time I’ll try cooking it for closer to 4-4.5 hours. We cooked 1.5 lbs and 4 days later its all gone. I guess I’ll have to give it a shot again sooner rather than later.