Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and cover baking tray with parchment paper or equivalent.
Start by soaking 8 oz. of the soy curls (or about 4 dry cups) in a large bowl of water for 5-10 minutes.
While the soy curls are soaking, gather your ingredients, measure into a medium sized bowl and mix together well.
Now drain your soy curls well, pressing lightly to remove excess water.
Pour the smoky sauce over the drained soy curls and mix well.
Spread the soy curls on a parchment covered tray and bake at 250 degrees for an hour, turning approximately every 15 minutes (see notes for baking time).
You can add or subtract 10 minutes to the baking time for just a little more 'chew' or a little softer end result. Just remember, it dries and hardens a bit as it cools so be careful not to bake too long.
If you like spicy at all, try this recipe as is. If you're a real lightweight when it comes to spice, cut the cayenne and crushed red pepper in half. But don't eliminate them! Really contributes to the flavor, promise!
Just to be on the safe side, I keep my jerky in the fridge.