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Step by step to make a homemade jerky
Take note of everything you need to prepare your jerky, it is easier than you imagine!
- 1 kg of beef
- 5 tbsp. lard
- 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Remove all the fat from the meat and then cut into long, thin strips.
- On a wooden board, evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons of salt.
- Put the meat strips on the board and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of salt over them, until a layer of salt covers the meat.
- Take the strips, with everything and the board to rest in the sun for about 30 minutes until they are slightly cooked and light brown. Cover them with a plastic bag to protect them from insects.
- Flip the strips, rectify the color, flip them over and repeat the steps.
- After time, take the meat strips in the shade, preferably in a cool room. Hang the strips of meat with the help of clothespins for 30 minutes, until they are dry.
- Prepare to your liking.
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Cecina de Yecapixlta: the most famous in Mexico
Did you know that the town of Yecapixtla, located in the State of Morelos, is the largest producer of jerky in Mexico? And not only is it the best seller, it is also presumed to be the best quality in the country.
However, the cecina, as we know it, originated in the State of Guanajuato, which was a traditional cattle step.
Cecina was born from the need to better preserve the meat due to the long trips made by the ranchers. Salt is an element that helps preserve meat and food for longer, which is why it became a custom to salt meat.
Guanajuato ranchers did not imagine that they would create a very delicious and traditional dish. How about?
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