McKagen's Beef Jerky


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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 3 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 drops hot sauce (such as Dave's Insanity Sauce ®), or to taste

  • 1 pound top round steak, cut into 1/4 inch strips

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

163 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 696mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 288mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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