You're going to think I get paid for sending people to this site so much ... The National Center for Home Food Preservation - but, I don't. It's just the best place to start to find information on the best and safest ways to preserve and store foods by all methods to maintain safety, flavor, and quality - not just canning.
Here is the home page for NCHFP
, the main page for drying
foods, and the specific page on making jerky
. It also includes information on how to deal with trichinella parasites, not just bacteria.
This is the marinade recipe that I use for beef and buffalo:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Fabulosa Quick Fajitas Marinade
1-2 Tablespoons Ground Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)
note: you can substitute for the Fabulosa Quick Fajitas Marinade
2 Tablespoons Liquid Smoke
2 Tablespoons Lime Juice