Let's face it, not everyone enjoys treats like peppermint bark and chocolate crinkle cookies, so for the loved one who doesn't have a sweet tooth, make beef jerky! This savory snack is great to give to people who live far away because it will keep for up to six weeks.
There's not a lot of work to the recipe, but it requires time for marinating and cooking, so don't wait till the last minute. With a salt and pepper crust and rich beef flavor, the resulting jerky is better than any store-bought jerky I've tasted. It would definitely please the special man in your life.
To cut down on prep time, ask your butcher to slice the beef for you. 24 ounces amber ale or lager
2 cups soy sauce
1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons cracked black peppercorns, plus 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 pounds trimmed beef top round or bottom round, about 1 1/2 inches thick
To cut down on prep time, ask your butcher to slice the beef for you.
24 ounces amber ale or lager