If you love beef jerky, you'll love this homemade venison version. Venison is marinated, then dehydrated in a low oven for 8 hours. You can also make this recipe in a food dehydrator.
Liquid smoke flavouring can be purchased in speciality shops or online.
The marinade was absolutely delicious. The first batch was done in a borrowed dehydrater and it tasted better than any jerky I have ever had. However, the second batch was done in our oven and it was too dry and tasted like pieces of burnt meat. - 21 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this recipe but changed it a little. I only used 1 1/2 tbsp. liquid smoke, and I forgot the ketchup on accident. I'm glad I did, because the jerky turned out AWESOME! Just like store bought. Oh, and I sliced my meat a little thicker than what the recipe called for too. - 02 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My husband is a busy man during deer season... and therefore I am too. By the end of the season I find myself throwing out meat to make room for more, so I thought what a way to use it all up. The recipe was great, just make sure you dont dehydrate while you are sleeping first batch came out alittle dry. Recipe also works great with cuts of beef. - 26 Feb 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)