January 30, 2024 17 Comments
This beef stir fry recipe is for anyone looking for a new project. If you’re like me, you’re looking for some new projects.
Why deep fryer beef jerky? Beef jerky is one of those foods I would buy at the convenience store for a snack because of the high sodium content and questionable ingredients (mechanically separated chicken?).
Spasmodic it is simple lean meat that has been cut into strips and dried to prevent it from spoiling. We use marinades and flavorings to transform the beef into something more interesting.
With this project, you’ll probably have all the ingredients on hand (soy sauce, garlic, and sugar) except for the beef.
I decided to use the Cosori air fryer because I have had so much success with it. I made a Bloomin’ onion air fryer and my family went crazy!
When I first bought the air fryer I thought I would return it after the review because I don’t need another appliance (I own 2 instant pots and 3 slow cookers to name a few) but I found air frying to be fun.
The Cosori air fryer doesn’t have a “dehydrate” function like the Ninja air fryer, but that didn’t stop me from trying (it worked great).
The key to this recipe is to buy thinly sliced top or bottom beef.
I say “market” because most of us don’t have knives sharp enough to cut beef thin enough. I asked the butcher at my store to cut it into 1/4 inch slices and it was no problem for him.
You make the marinade and put in a gallon Ziploc bag or a shallow pot. Leave the beef in it for at least 2 hours.
Finally, you air fry it in one layer at 180 F for 90 minutes. The Cosori air fryer only lets you set it for 60 minutes, so I had to add another 30 minutes after the first hour was up.
I made this beef jerky fryer in two batches and the first batch was gone before I could photograph it. I had to hide the second batch from my family.
This beef jerky is much better than what you can buy in the store. It’s not even comparable. It actually tastes like beef (not just salt) and you can grab it for a quick snack when you finally leave your house.
Have you ever made a beef fryer or some beef jerky?
Air Fryer Beef Jerky Recipe
Makes 20 thin strips
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 90 minutes
Total time: 1 1/2 hours + 2 hours marinating
1 pound beef round cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
Combine sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper in a gallon Ziploc bag or shallow saucepan. Add the beef and shake the bag to coat, making sure all the pieces are coated with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Remove the strips and place them in the fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your fryer you may need to do this in two batches.
Set the temperature to 180 F and the time to 60 minutes. When you’re done, add another 30 minutes for a total of 1.5 hours.
Enjoy when it cools down. It can be stored forever at room temperature.
For a slice = 43 calories, 0.4 gr Fat, 0.2 g saturated fat, 2.7 g carbohydrates, 2.4 gr sugar, 7.3 g protein, 0 g fiber, 200 mg sodium, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 purple SmartPt
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