Midg's Mouth Watering Beef Jerky


Better than store-bought! My version is mouthwatering and full of flavor!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Additional Time:
12 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
17 hrs 45 mins
12 servings


  • 5 pounds boneless beef sirloin

  • 2 cups soy sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring

  • mesquite or hickory wood chips, as needed for smoker


  1. Cut beef into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine soy sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and liquid smoke. Pour marinade into heavy-duty resealable bag. Add beef and mix well; seal bag and refrigerate 12 hours.

  2. Remove beef from marinade, pat dry with paper towels, and allow to stand for 30 minutes. Discard used marinade. Meanwhile, soak wood chips.

  3. Preheat smoker for 10 minutes.

  4. Arrange beef on drying racks. Smoke for 5 to 7 hours, depending on how you like it, replenishing wood chips as necessary.

Cook's Note:

Adjust the drying time to the amount of meat used, and according to how you like your jerky. Use 2 to 3 pans of wood chips for maximum flavor!

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)

279 Calories
12g Fat
7g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 4219mg 183%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 36g
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 508mg 11%

* 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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