- 1-1/2 pounds flank or lean top round steak; trimmed of all fat and connective tissue
- 1/2 cup catsup
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar; firmly packed
- 1-1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1-1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
- Vegetable cooking spray
Freeze meat until firm but not hard; then cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices.
In a medium-size glass, stoneware, plastic, or stainless steel bowl, combine catsup, vinegar, sugar, mustard, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper.
Stir to dissolve seasonings.
Add meat and mix until all surfaces are thoroughly coated.
Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or until next day, stirring occasionally; recover tightly after stirring.
Then proceed as directed in "Drying the jerky" for Basic Jerky.
Per ounce: 119 calories, 12 g protein; 8 g carbohydrates; 4 g total fat; 28 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium