Bud's Famous Cannabis-Infused Beef Jerky
Decarboxylated Marijuana Oil can be sprayed onto dried jerky strips turning them into a delicious medicinal experience. Any outdoorsman or jerky lover would find this an interesting and enjoyable way to use medical marijuana on the go. This jerky recipe includes an easy way to get the cannabis oil sprayed onto the jerky after it has been dried.
Expect your batch of jerky to be very popular, just don't over indulge!
- 5 pounds of beef flank steak strips
- 1 tablespoon each of garlic powder, onion powder and fresh black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of Tabasco hot sauce
- 1.5 cups Worchestershire sauce
- 1.5 cups Soy sauce
- 1.5 cups Liquid Hickory Smoke
- Dash of Lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Cayenne pepper powder (extra spicy option)
- SPECIAL RESERVE INGREDIENT: 1/2 Teaspoon pure Decarboxylized Cannabis Oil Extract, approx. 80% THC
- Dehydrator,Oven or Cold Smoker
- Vacuum Sealer or Ziplock Bag
- Metal Oven Rack to hang strips and Cookie Sheet to catch any drippings
- Wood Toothpicks
- 1 ounce shot glass 190 grain alcohol or high-proof moonshine likker
- small, clean glass spray bottle (similar to a perfume sample spray bottle with a fine mist, available online)
Using a sharp knife and with the beef semi-frozen for easier slicing....cut the flank steak into long/wide strips, about 1/8th inch thick and 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide. Cut the flank strips going WITH the grain of the meat. This is to make the finished jerky tougher to chew... they don't call it jerky for nothing!
Mix up all the dry ingredients (minus the cayenne powder) with the liquid ingredients in a bowl then add the flank steak strips, mixing so that they are fully coated. Next, seal the bowl and place in the icebox for 2-3 days. You can stir things up midway through the marinade stage to ensure every strip is being evenly soaked.
If you would like a very spicy jerky, after marination and before hanging the strips to dry, you can sprinkle powdered cayenne pepper lightly over both sides of the strips, pressing the cayenne pepper powder into the steak strips gently with your fingertips.
Dry your jerky at nothing higher than 160 degrees. Each strip is hung individually from one end by toothpicks off the oven rack and over a cookie sheet to catch any drippings. The strips must not be touching anything, just free-hanging off the toothpicks.
The final process takes around 4 to 6 hours to dry the beef jerky completely. Prop the oven door open slightly to allow good air circulation or use your convection setting. You want to dry the strips not cook them. Do not rush the drying process or they will turn out like bendy/flexible steak strips rather than hard, dried beef jerky.
The final step to make the jerky medicated is when you take the ounce (1 shotglass full) of high-proof 190 grain alcohol and the 1/2 teaspoon of super potent, previously-decarboxylated marijuana oil, mixing the two up completely. Pour the mixed solution into a small glass sprayer bottle. You can experiment and add more oil if it is desired to increase the potency of your medicinal beef jerky.
Individually spray each piece of (previously dried) jerky with the alcohol/marijuana oil mixture on both sides. Allow the alcohol to evaporate and dry fully on a wire rack before vacuum sealing the finished medicated beef jerky strips for storage. Stores well in a cool dark area for several months.
WARNING: Depending on your decarboxylated cannabis oil sources, these jerky strips can be VERY POTENT. Know your dosages and how your medicine affects you before making these medicated snacks or giving them to others. You may need to adjust the recipe slightly according to your oil sources or potency.
Keep all medicated treats plainly labeled and securely hidden from children and the unknowing. This is great medicine, but we must be responsible in its use and safe storage.
Uncle Bud made this recipe with Moon Cheese F1 oil, he called it ENER-JERKY! Creative, Energetic and Motivational Medicine of the Highest Order. This is one of my most favorite recipes along with the medicinal hogs head cheese.