Food·Posted on Aug 15, 2013How To Make Salty, Tender, And Delicious Beef JerkyBetter beef jerky = better road trips.by Food52BuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Road trips are fun. gadzooki.com WOOHOO! This here's a PARTY! Until everyone gets hungry and turns into monsters. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com But stopping for fast food is the worst. shutterstock So! Make delicious beef jerky at home and avoid rest stops and gas stations forever. food52.com 1. You will need: food52.com 2 pounds beef1 cup soy sauce1 cup pear nectar*1/2 cup sake1/4 cup toasted sesame oil3/4 cups honey1 jalapeño1/2 yellow onion, chopped2 garlic cloves4 tablespoons ginger, grated1/2 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons sesame seeds*pear nectar is the fancy name for pear juice, which you can get at Walmart / most grocery stores. If you can't find it, substitute apple juice. Get the full recipe at Food52. 2. Put your beef in the freezer to firm it up, then make super-thin slices. food52.com Thin slices mean crispy, chewy jerky. 3. Get out the blender to make a marinade. food52.com Pour in the soy sauce, pear nectar, sake, sesame oil, and honey. Throw in your grated ginger. Get the full recipe at Food52. 4. Add chopped jalapeño, garlic, and onion. food52.com Look, it's a beautiful mosaic. 5. Blend... food52.com It'll look kinda like a latte (but it won't taste like one). 6. Pour the marinade over the beef and let them hang out until they become friends. food52.com While you're waiting, take a nap, go to work, and — if worst comes to worst — talk to your family. 7. Seven hours later, it's jerky time. Preheat the oven to 200º F and grind the salt and sesame seeds. food52.com Consider this your annual lower arm workout. 8. Drain your beef and sprinkle it with the salty sesame seed mixture. food52.com 9. Bake for 4 hours, until dry and jerky-like. food52.com It'll be worth the wait. Just stay strong. Get the full recipe at Food52. Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out their new shop, Provisions, to get $10 off!