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Homemade Beef Jerky



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 260 mins (20m prep + 240m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

flour water beef jerky

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a bowl, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and liquid smoke.
  2. 2.Add the thinly sliced beef to the marinade and toss to coat. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. 3.Preheat your oven to 175°F (80°C).
  4. 4.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the marinated beef slices on the sheet, making sure they don't overlap.
  5. 5.Bake the beef jerky in the preheated oven for 3-4 hours, or until it reaches your desired level of dryness. Flip the slices halfway through.
  6. 6.Once the beef jerky is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely.
  7. 7.Store the beef jerky in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  8. 8.Enjoy your homemade beef jerky as a snack or on the go!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor best results, choose a lean cut of beef like top round or eye of round.
  • chevron_rightSlice the beef against the grain for a tender jerky.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to adjust the seasonings to your liking. Add some chili powder for a spicy kick or smoked paprika for extra smokiness.
  • chevron_rightIf you have a dehydrator, you can use it instead of baking the beef jerky in the oven.
  • chevron_rightExperiment with different marinades and flavors to create your own signature beef jerky!