How to Make Beef Jerky
Real beef jerky isn't a smoky stick of preserved mystery meat. Rachel Graville's handmade version is an exemplar of the artisanal-jerky trend.
Arrange the beef on the racks, leaving 1/4 inch between slices. Bake for about 4 hours, until the jerky is firm and almost completely dry, but still chewy. Let cool completely on the racks before serving.