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« on: March 17, 2011 07:25:01 PM »

Healthy + delicious + chewy + vegan + inexpensive + easy = my favourite jerky!!! Recipe is made with my own personal marinade, but you can go ahead and make your own (see links below for other ideas). Though this can be made with either, I largely prefer the TVP (textured vegetable protein) over the tofu. I recommend the longer marinating time for the tofu. I've made tofu jerky in the past, but since trying it with TVP, I've never gone back... it's just so much easier and the texture is closer to the real stuff.  A dehydrator is not required.



TVP Jerky

2 cups textured vegetable protein, chunks (not granules) or 2 cups extra firm tofu (cubed, *see note)

MARINADE:

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce*
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons steak spice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1/3 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small saucepan; add dry TVP or tofu.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a boil; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and allow to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  • You can now proceed to next step, or: pour everything into a Ziploc bag and squeeze out all the air. Refrigerate and allow to marinate 1 hour or overnight.
  • On a cookie sheet or dehydrator tray, distribute TVP or tofu chunks so that they are not touching and brush on any remaining marinade.
  • Giving the pan an occasionnal shake, bake at 175F for 3 to 4 hours,  or until desired texture is attained.

And there you have it!


*If you want the recipe to be truly vegetarian, make sure you check the ingredients in the Worcestershire sauce.

NOTE: To prepare tofu, squeeze out as much water as possible. You can also freeze it for a meatier texture.


Check out the 3Men Jerky Recipes' website for several marinade recipes or, for a entirely different twist, try this Asian Marinade.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011 09:49:26 PM »

These look pretty great.
I am thinking of taking the general concept and adding more of a "chicken" style to it and building a wing recipe.
Good job either way.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011 07:16:07 PM »

Mmm that sounds like a good idea!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011 05:28:08 PM »

I've been meaning to make some veggie jerky... I keep forgetting to find liquid smoke.  What section would that be in?
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011 06:03:32 PM »

I've been meaning to make some veggie jerky... I keep forgetting to find liquid smoke.  What section would that be in?

I always find it with the spices and herbs
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011 09:50:14 PM »

I had to look forever, ask a few clerks (who looked at me like I was crazy - liquid smoke?!), and I finally found it with the condiments.
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