Deer Jerky


Zesty deer jerky that you can make at home in your oven. If you have a food dehydrator, you can dry the venison by following the manufacturer's instructions. You can also reuse the marinade for additional batches.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
14 hrs 20 mins


  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion salt

  • 1 pound boneless venison roast


  1. Combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, ketchup, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion salt in a large releasable plastic bag; set aside.

  2. Slice venison into long strips, 1-inch wide and 1/8-inch thick. Add strips to marinade and seal the bag. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight, kneading occasionally to evenly distribute marinade.

  3. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place a pan or aluminum foil on the oven floor to catch drippings.

  4. Remove venison from the marinade and shake off excess.

  5. Arrange venison on a wire rack in a single layer and dehydrate in the preheated oven until desired texture is achieved, 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
5g Fat
3g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 786mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 275mg 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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