I'm still here, oh ye of little faith.
And today I shall show you how to make beef jerky! As this is my first time doing so, you'll have to not expect a great level of perfection.
Here's my meat.
I trimmed off the excess fat.
Cut the meat into little jerky size strips.
Put the strips in a pan in the freezer for about an hour and a half or until they are stiff enough to easily slice to about 1/8 of an inch thickness.
Slice the meat into thin strips. To slice it I used a mandolin slicer. But, I forgot to take pictures of it, so here's what a mandolin slicer looks like.
Make your marinade.
Then you take your meat slices and place them in the marinade to soak 11-24 hrs. Make sure the meat is well covered in the marinade.
This is how it looked after soaking overnight.
Set your dehydrator or oven on 155
Set your timer for approximately 7 hrs.
And seven hours later....... you have jerky!
Whoops, I forgot to post a link to the actual recipe! The recipe says to use olive oil, but I think it's MUCH better without.