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Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe
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Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe

This Homemade Beef Jerky recipe is one of the easiest out there, and you don't need a dehydrator - just your oven and a simple marinade make this high protein snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Freezing and marinating time1 hr 30 mins
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.



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