Chuck’s Easy Beef Jerky from Ground Beef

I start my jerky with ground beef…any grade is fine. Sirloin, though a little more expensive, produces less mess. But you can use Chuck or whatever you want. If you get a setup like mine, you’ll need 3 lbs of ground beef and three packets of Nesco spices. I wait 5.5-6 hours for the jerky to cook. You could probably go longer if you like the sticks drier than I do. If you have suggestions for improvement, please leave them below. Stuff I Use: Nesco Jerky Spice Works Original Flavor ( Weston Jerky Gun ( Nesco/American Harvest FD-80 Square-Shaped Dehydrator (

24 thoughts on “Chuck’s Easy Beef Jerky from Ground Beef”

  1. what the fuck?
    What’s wrong with that fucking comment?
    It’s his opinion… sheesh.
    “Western freedom of speech”. ha.

  2. I think I calculated the cost per batch at around $12 when I got a decent price on the meat at Kroger. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Great video! Love the fast forward where we can watch what you’re doing but doesn’t take alot of time. I’m going to have to give this one a try 🙂

  4. or if you wanted to make round jerky sticks you could pack the meat into like a freezer bag and cut the bottom corner off and squeeze it out like icing on a cake!

  5. If you don’t have a jerky gun””””””

    Use wax papper’ Non stick cooking spray and roll it out with a rolling pin.
    Spread to desired thickness then it cuts like butter into strips!
    A cheaper solution:) I will make videos soon. Subscribe and tell me you want videos!

  6. I personally like to mix the seasoning with about a cup of water(for 5lbs of meat) and wisk them together to make a slurry. Then add the water and all to the meat and mix well. it really helps for even distribution of the seasonings and cure. Just something i transferred over from sausage making technique…

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