I love making jerky, but usually I use slices of whole meat. The few times that I've made jerky using ground meat, it's always been disappointing (almost inedibly tough - the texture of rawhide dog chews).
I saw some soy jerky in a Health Food store not long ago, and it got me thinking that combining tvp with extra lean ground beef might make a good jerky.
So, today I decided to experiment, and it turned out great. Tender and tasty, although maybe a little too tender. I think next time I would reduce the ratio of tvp to beef. I used about eqal volume of beef and rehydrated tvp.
I seasoned with soy sauce, garlic, barbecue salt, Splenda and garlic-chili paste.
I chilled the mixture and then used a tortilla press and waxed paper to smoosh small balls of the mixture into flat discs about 1/8" thick, and put them on my dehydrator trays.
Unfortunately, I didn't measure any of the seasonings, so I'll have to work on that for future batches.
Last edited by kaplods; 07-12-2010 at 08:59 PM.