Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dried Meat in Rounds

dehydrate meat recipe

Whilst living in S.A. Stefan and the girls used to enjoy a meat snack from the local garage.

The snack was thin rounds of meat, looking like the consistency of minced beef dried - something like hamburger patties with the water taken out of them!

Stefan was determined to give it a go, and so we came up with our own recipe as it developed.

Here is what we used for this recipe:

850g - 1kg of minced beef
3 Garlic Cloves chopped fine
5 Tbsp Worchester Sauce
2 tsp Herbed Salt
1 pinch sea salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp BBQ spice
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients really well.

dried beef recipe dehydrator

Then using a patty press, press out the beef mix into even hamburger patties.
Once divided, place into the dehydrator and allow to dry at 70°C for roughly 8 hours or until well-dired.

drying patties in the dehydrator

As soon as they are done, pack them up and hide them, otherwise if your family is anything like ours, they will be devoured in roughly 15 minutes flat :)

dehydrated meat


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  1. Do these taste anything like Biltong? I remember my south african flat mate at uni eating it. It was rather chewy!

    1. Hi Emma,
      Yes they do, but I am more a fan of Biltong pieces myself. I have the recipe for biltong here also. You can find it HERE
      Thanks for your visit.


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