Amazing Turkey Jerky


I am done buying expensive jerky from the store. This recipe is inexpensive, super easy, and fun for me and my kids to make.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds ground turkey

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ cube beef bouillon

  • wooden paint stir sticks


  1. Combine ground turkey, soy sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, garlic powder, pepper, ginger, olive oil, and beef bouillon in a large bowl. Mix well and cover. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 12 hours.

  2. Tape 2 paint stir sticks 2 inches apart on a flat work surface. Cover with a large piece of plastic wrap. Place a golfball-sized piece of turkey mixture between the sticks. Cover with another piece of plastic wrap. Roll turkey mixture into a thin strip using a rolling pin. Transfer strip to a dehydrator tray. Repeat with remaining turkey mixture.

  3. Dehydrate at 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) until thoroughly dried, 5 to 8 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute other types of ground meat for the turkey if desired.

You can also pipe mixture using a jerky gun.

If you want you can sprinkle more pepper, red peppers flakes, minced garlic, or seasoning of your choice over strips in step 2, but cover back up with plastic wrap and gently rub in.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 821mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 198mg 4%

* 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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