• 2 pounds of lean ground venison or beef
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar-based curing mixture
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons barbeque seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons of hickory-flavored liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1) In a large bowl, combine ground venison, salt, MSG, hot sauce, curing mixture, barbeque seasoning, water, liquid smoke, garlic powder, and pepper; mix thoroughly. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2)Line food on dehydrator trays with plastic wrap. Pat meat mixture into a very thin layer on the trays. Place in dehydrator set according to manufactures directions. Once the meat has firmed, after about the first 2 hours, remove it from the plastic, cut into strips, and replace onto the racks. Continue until the meat is done drying, about 5-10 hours total depending on the machine.

3)When finished, blot off any grease with a paper towel. Store in the refrigerator in a jar with a tight fitting lid.

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