Spicy Abita Root Beer Jerky
Recipe courtesy of Jyl Benson, Louisiana Kitchen and Culture
Makes 2 pounds
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Bring first 4 ingredients plus 1 teaspoon salt to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until reduced to 1 cup. Remove from heat. Add chipotles, paprika and onion powder and stir. Cool completely.
Combine sirlion and root beer marinade in a zip top bag. Push out as much air as possible, seal and refrigerate at least over night and up to 3 days. Drain meat, discard marinade and dry using a dehydrator according to manufacturer's instructions. Refrigerate in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.