Chocolate Dipped Beef Jerky

If you are anything like me than you are always looking to try new and exciting things.  I recently decided to make my own homemade version of beef jerky and I couldn't believe the difference between my homemade version and the stuff you find in stores. This jerky was so rich with flavor and tempting that my family and I ate the entire batch the evening that I made it and trust me, we had no regrets about doing it either.  However, the whole time I was eating it I couldn't help but think how delicious this version would be if it was dipped in chocolate! So, with a little tweaking I came up with the following recipe for chocolate dipped beef jerky.  Can you think of a more incredible do-it-yourself idea for dad this Father's Day? The following recipe is compliments of Sulpice Chocolat.  

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  • 1 ½ cups amber ale or lager
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tbs coarsely ground black
  • ½ pound tempered chocolate
  • 1 pounds trimmed beef top round or bottom round, about 1 1/2 inches thick

  1. In a large bowl, combine the beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and ground pepper.
  2. Cut the beef into 1/4-inch-thick slices adding to marinade as you slice making sure each piece is completely coated with the marinade.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°. Place a large wire rack over the top of a baking sheet.    Remove beef from marinade and pat dry with paper towels.  Place marinated beef on the wire rack being careful not to allow beef pieces to touch. Bake for about 4 hours, until the jerky is almost completely dry, but still chewy. Let cool completely before dipping into tempered chocolate.
  5. Once cool dip into tempered chocolate and allow to set at room temperature on parchment.


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