Erin and I bought a Nesco electric food dehydrator with some of our wedding gift cards.  So far we have dried mostly fruits (pineapple, apples, cranberries, bananas).
Nesco Food Dehydrator Jerky
Since I’m going away on a mountaineering trip this weekend, I decided to try making my own beef jerky.  I had picked up some curing seasonings a few weeks ago at Bass Pro Shops on our way up to Bear Valley.  The flavor I’ve used here is Mesquite.  I chose a cheap round steak, which I cut into 1/4″ strips.  You then mix the flavoring spices with the curing powder and sprinkly it over the meat.  Then the meat is kept in the refrigerator for 24 hours in a tupperware or ziplok bag.
Nesco Food Dehydrator Jerky
One pound of meat only filled up 2 of the 4 trays I have, so next time I’ll double the recipe and make 2 pounds. I’m planning to purchase more trays sometime in the future. You can use up to 12 trays, and really need them when making something like dried apples.
Nesco Food Dehydrator Jerky
I dried the jerky over night and tried some this morning. Delicious!

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  1. ashwin August 20, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

    BRYAN BIBEAU we want to use the picture of Nesco electric food dehydrator. in our exhibition as it was very good quality ..Is it ok with with we will give cerdits to ur photo ….

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