So when you are providing your own food you have to have ways to preserve them it. One way to do this is through dehydration. With dehydration you’re using low heat to remove all the moisture from whatever food item you have placed in your dehydrator.
Aaron was able to find a recipe for a sweet and spicy pork jerky that’s done in the dehydrator. I don’t know where he got the recipe from so if it’s yours let me know so I can give you credit for it. Because he cannot remember where it came from may have been online may have been our neighbors. But it’s very simple and you probably have most of the stuff in your house already.
To make the marinade, in a sauce pan you’re going to put:
1 Pork tenderloin – sliced
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce,
1/3 cup soy sauce,
1/4 cup brown sugar,
2 tablespoons of chili paste,
3 cloves of garlic crushed,
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper corns (it said to use hole but I used crushed anyways and it worked just fine.)
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
and one lime juiced.
Once you have everything in a saucepan you’re gonna bring it up to a simmer and cook it for about 5 or 10 minutes or until the brown sugar is completely dissolved. Then you’re gonna remove it from heat and let it cool completely. Place the pork, in I used a Ziploc bag, and pour the marinade over the Pork. Then pop it in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, place the pork pieces in the your dehydrator at 160. The recipe said for about 4 hours, but with my dehydrator it took closer to 8 hours to get it the right dryness for our tastes so I would start checking it around the 4 hour mark.
The recipe says it’s sweet and spicy, but I think it turned out to be more of a teriyaki flavor. However, it was really good. The flavor was just right and it’s not spicy at all in my opinion. The finished product is pictured below.
To store it, place it in an air tight container and it will last for a long time. Several months at least. If it lasts that long. I finished ours around 7pm and by morning there wasn’t anything left.
Have a great day!