Air Fryer Oven Pork Jerky

This pork jerky recipe is made in an air fryer. Pork jerky stores well, so it's a perfect snack for camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, or any outdoor activity. I typically leave the jerky making to my husband, but I got an air fryer and decided to try it myself. While it does take time, the dehydrator method he uses takes much longer. This method was easy and the jerky was full of flavor — overall, I was impressed! Store jerky in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
16 hrs
Total Time:
19 hrs 25 mins
35 strips


  • 2 pounds ground pork

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon pink curing salt


  1. Mix ground pork, sesame oil, Sriracha, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, onion powder, and curing salt together in a large bowl until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours.

  2. Using a jerky gun, form as many sticks as you can fit on all three of the air fryer oven racks. They will shrink almost immediately, so put them close together and utilize the full length of the racks. (I was able to get 21 sticks the first time.) Cover and refrigerate any leftover pork mixture.

  3. Set the air fryer to 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). Place all 3 racks in the oven and cook for 1 hour.

  4. Remove racks from the oven, blot any excess moisture with paper towels, flip each stick, and cook for 1 more hour. Repeat once more.

  5. Transfer jerky sticks to a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Cover with another layer of paper towels and let sit out until dried, about 8 hours.

  6. Meanwhile, repeat Steps 2 through 5 to make remaining jerky with leftover pork mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

57 Calories
4g Fat
0g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 35
Calories 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* 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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