It’s true that protein is crucial for runners. So try this jerky recipe, created by nutritionist and fitness specialist Siera Capesius of SieraFit, for a healthy fix.
LIME BBQ BEEF JERKY
1 lb. top sirloin
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup barbecue sauce of choice
2 Tbsp. hickory liquid smoke
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup stevia baking blend (or honey)
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
Cut meat into 1/8-inch strips (slice with the grain, so it doesn’t fall apart) and remove any fat. Stir remaining ingredients, except lime juice, together into a small saucepan. Heat to a simmer, while stirring. Once it simmers, turn off heat and cool. Add lime juice and stir. Transfer cut meat and marinade to a gallon-size zip-top bag. Shake and marinate for 24 hours in the refrigerator. Place pieces of beef on a stack of paper towels to dry before cooking. Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Spray a wire rack with cooking spray. Place meat on rack over a baking sheet. Cook for 5 to 6 hours. Let jerky cool and enjoy!
PRO TIP: Jerky can last a week at room temperature or 2–3 months if it is wrapped or vacuum sealed and kept in the refrigerator.
Try making this Tangy Mango Turkey Jerky recipe, too!