Ground Beef

261 grams of cooked ground beef on a scale
ground beef laid out on dehydrator tray
76 grams of dehydrated ground beef on a scale



Dry Time 

3-6 hours

Wet Weight 

261 grams

Dry Weight 

76 grams

Notes / Directions 

  • Use the leanest possible ground beef you can find.
  • Cook in a pan without adding any additional oil.
  • Use a spatula to break the ground beef into smaller sizes.
  • Cook until no longer pink, but avoid overcooking.
  • Drain the cooked beef with a colander (but not into the sink, unless you want to call the plumber).
  • Rinse beef under the faucet with hot water until no longer greasy or beef squeaks between fingers, take this time to also break up big clumps.
  • Depending on the size it can dry very quick, rotate and stir trays half way through to ensure even drying.
  • Use ParaFlexx or parchment liner because beef shrinks a lot and will fall through the mesh.