How to make a simple bacon jerky for your kids?
If you are searching for a healthy and delicious treat you can give to your kids, you better learn how to make bacon jerkies. This particular recipe is a favorite delicacy by many people. But definitely, it is your children that would enjoy them the most!
Of course, I have to dispel the idea that jerkies are bad for your health. If you consume this treat in a moderate amount, they are actually healthy. Bodybuilders always include this food in their diet as it is rich in protein and other necessary minerals. Your kids will certainly benefit from them, too!
Fortunately, the process of making a jerky is not difficult. Even if you don’t have the skills in cooking, you can still create this sumptuous and mouth-watering food! Let’s get started!
How to Make a Simple Bacon Jerky
- Bacon (1 pound)
- Sriracha sauce (2 tablespoons)
- Honey (2 tablespoons)
- Sugar (1 tablespoon)
The first thing that you need to do is to slice off the meat into thin strips. The thinner they are, the faster they will dry. If you can notice that there are some fatty layers in the bacon, trim them off. Fat won’t dehydrate. Besides, it doesn’t sit well when it comes to making jerkies.
After you prepared your meat, mix all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir the mixture thoroughly until it acquires the desired texture and taste. Once you are done, coat the meat strips with this marinade you created. You have the marinate the meat thoroughly so that the flavor would seep into the flesh.
Put the bowl in your refrigerator. Let it stay there for 6 to 12 hours. This is the ideal marination time to make sure that the bacon strips would get that sweet and candy-like flavor that your kids will surely love. Remove the meat strips from the bowl after this period and put them on another tray. Use a clean paper towel and gently wipe off any liquid on the surface of the meat.
Insert the meat strips on an oven with a preheated temperature of 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Take note that your goal here is to dehydrate the meat, not fry or cook it. If you exceed 180 degrees Fahrenheit, it will surely roast the bacon. You could also use a food dehydrator or gas smoker on this procedure. It is up to your preferences.
With the said temperature that I mentioned, your meat would fully dry off after four to six hours. You will certainly notice a change in the coloration of the bacon (from red to brown). Moreover, if the meat bends without breaking, then the latter is already a certified bacon jerky.
Remove the jerky from your heating device and let it cool down for a while before you give them to your kids. You can also store the jerky in an airtight container if you want to consume it later.
Making a bacon jerky for your beloved angels is pretty easy. All you need to do is to acquire all the necessary ingredients in this recipe, and you are ready to go. Also, don’t forget that you should only choose fresh meat. The tummies of your young ones are still sensitive. Therefore, you must only feed them with healthy and fresh goods. Enjoy cooking!
Hello, I am Jennifer Smith, a simple housewife with two kids. I currently write on a personal cooking blog called Jennifer’s Cozy Kitchen. Obviously, my heart is inclined to eating and exploring various cooking methods and recipes. I am also an advocate of living and eating healthy. If you want to contact me for questions, comments, and suggestions, just message me on this address: Jenniferscozykitchen@gmail.com.