A microwave is the secret to quick, delicious jerky in this Mad Genius Tip.
Homemade beef jerky is delicious. The problem is it takes forever to make. But I've got a Mad Genius tip that's gonna teach you how to make it super quick. [MUSIC] |I'm starting with flank steak because it's lean, and lean is always better for beef jerky. So I'm gonna put it right onto a sheet of parchment paper and put another one on top because we're going to pound it really thin which is going to help it cook because the trick here is we're going to do it in the microwave and it's going to take anywhere from five to eight minutes. All right lay your other sheet of parchment on top. Go ahead and take your meat mallet and just, [SOUND] Beat it softly but gently, in words of Lauren Hill. [SOUND] Okay, I think we're good. Go ahead and peel off the parchment and now I'm gonna go ahead and transfer it into either a glass bowl or a baking dish. Okay, some kosher salt. [MUSIC] And lots of freshly ground black pepper. And I'm gonna add just about a tablespoon of low-sodium soy sauce. Give it a good mix Then we're gonna pop this in the refrigerator for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Once your flank steak is marinated, you're gonna go ahead and get a large microwaveable safe plate like this one here, and put a couple layers of paper towels right on top. And then spread your flank steak evenly on top of paper towel. You could see that the soy sauce kind of added this Beautiful color to the meat and into the microwave for about six to eight minutes and I'm going to change the paper towel and turn the flank steak a couple times during cooking. Okay, I want you to check this out because it's halfway there and you can see it looks a little weird but don't be a alarmed. Because when it's done it's gonna dry, it's gonna get really chewy, and it's gonna be super delicious. So, I'm just gonna go ahead and transfer it onto a separate paper towel, a new paper towel, a clean paper towel. And, I'm gonna go ahead and slide it right back onto my plate. [MUSIC] And pop it in for another couple of minutes. All right let the beef jerky cool because I like to be interesting I'm going to go ahead and serve it in a glass, just like this. Pile it up, put it out on the table, there you have it. In no time at all I made delicious home made beef jerky in a microwave [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC]