My husband and I wanted to start making our own jerky, but couldn't find a recipe here to suit our tastes, so I made up my own. It's not too strong, yet has a great after-taste. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
3 hrs
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinaigrette, garlic powder, onion powder, liquid smoke, salt, and hot sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Add the meat strips and coat evenly with the marinade. Seal and refrigerate 24 hours.

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  • Preheat an oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.

  • Remove the beef strips from the marinade and shake off excess marinade. Discard the remaining marinade. Place the meat strips onto the wire rack and sprinkle with black pepper. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and dry, at least 3 hours. Allow the jerky to cool completely before storing in a sealed container.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 21.1g 42% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 51mg 17% DV; sodium 695.6mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
This is it! The perfect jerky recipe I've been searching for! I've been making jerky for years. Tried other recipes and tried to make my own. The hot sauce I used was my own that I made from my peppers this summer. The really nice thing for me was that the ingredients are ones that I usually have on hand. I gave this out as part of my Christmas packages. Everyone loved it and I'm now going to make more for New Year's. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2015
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
This is it! The perfect jerky recipe I've been searching for! I've been making jerky for years. Tried other recipes and tried to make my own. The hot sauce I used was my own that I made from my peppers this summer. The really nice thing for me was that the ingredients are ones that I usually have on hand. I gave this out as part of my Christmas packages. Everyone loved it and I'm now going to make more for New Year's. Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2010
This is the first time I have ever made beef jerky. I think I maybe could have left this in the oven for an hour or so longer. It is a little heavy on the Worcestershire sauce in my opinion so I think next time I might cut that in half. Here is a tip. I had the butcher at the market slice the meat from a roast. Made it super easy for me to throw it in a bag and marinate it over night. I did take a couple of the strips of meat and added red pepper flakes to them for a little zip- they were tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
Not bad easy and tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2018
Excellent flavor. Will use this marinade for other beef products Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2014
This is so easy and the temp. and timing worked perfect. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
Very tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2019
Finally a recipe without sugar. Don't know why anyone would add sugar or honey to beef jerky but all the recipes we read call for it. This is just what we were looking for. Read More
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