Jerky is an excellent high-protein, low-carb snack. It's perfect for long hiking or biking trips and it's great road food because it fills you up without taking up a lot of space. Jerky also has something of a bad reputation, or at least the commercial versions do because most mass-produced jerky strips have enough salt in them to function as a salt lick for deer, plus chemical preservatives as well. Homemade jerky is easy to make and it's much better for you. For an interesting twist on the standard beef jerky, try this goose jerky recipe. It's a great way to use up wild game from your recent hunting trip along with making snacks for your next foray into the woods.
Start with four pounds of goose breast meat, cut into thin strips. In a large bowl or plastic bag, mix up a spicy marinade by combining two cups of teriyaki sauce, two tablespoons of Sriracha, and two tablespoons of liquid smoke. To the liquid, add two tablespoons of black pepper, one tablespoon of garlic powder, one tablespoon of meat tenderizer and one tablespoon of salt. Add the goose meat strips to the mixture and marinate overnight.
Remove the meat strips from the marinade and place them in your dehydrator. Dehydrate according to the manufacture's instructions; the meat should take between 5-8 hours to dry. You'll want to start checking it after about four hours. The meat should be dry, but not crispy and hard. You can eat the goose jerky right away, or store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
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Homemade Goose Jerky
- 4 lbs goose breast meat, cut into thin strips
For the Marinade
- 2 cups teriyaki sauce
- 2 Tbsp Sriracha
- 2 Tbsp liquid smoke
- 2 Tbsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp meat tenderizer
- 1 Tbsp salt
- In a large bowl or gallon bag, mix together the teriyaki sauce, Sriracha, liquid smoke, black pepper, garlic powder, meat tenderizer, and salt. Add the goose meat and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove the meat strips from the marinade and discard marinade. Place in the dehydrator and dehydrate according to the manufacture's instructions. Depending on your dehydrator the jerky can take between 5-8 hours to dry. Remove from the dehydrator and serve.