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Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe
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Easy Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe

This healthy homemade beef jerky recipe is an easy, cheap and flavourful snack – make it without a dehydrator in the oven!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Freezing and marinating time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 108kcal


  • 16 oz top sirloin steak
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Freeze steak for 1 hour and then slice as thinly as possible against the grain, trimming away any fat.
  • Mix together marinade ingredients then add to a large freezer bag. Add steak strips to a bag and let marinate at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 170 F. Place steak strips on a paper towel-lined plate and squeeze excess liquid out of strips with paper towel until dried. Add steak strips to bamboo skewers, then hang along the highest rack of the oven.
  • Close your oven door, propping it open slightly with an oven mitt. Be sure to do this so some moisture can escape from the oven, and cook for 5 hours.
  • When finished, remove jerky from skewers and store in the fridge up to 14 days.



Try out different flavours like lemon pepper, chili lime, Caribbean-inspired and more.
Slice against the grain for tender jerky or with the grain for chewy jerky.
Use sirloin, top-round or bottom-round steak for the best results. Make sure to trim away any fat!
Store your homemade jerky in the fridge for up to 14 days.
Freeze this recipe for 7-12 months in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg