My dad has been making beef jerky for about as long as I can remember. He started on an outdoor smoker before graduating to an indoor dehydrator. He has gotten my husband addicted to it. You can use any type of meat that you like. I usually look for large inexpensive roasts with as little fat and marbling as possible.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and sugar; stir until mixed.

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  • To use, toss one pound of thinly sliced meat with the marinade until well coated. Place into a resealable plastic bag, and squeeze out the air. Marinate in the refrigerator for 48 hours, mixing twice. Remove meat from marinade, and discard excess marinade. Prepare jerky according to the manufacturer's directions of your smoker or dehydrator.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 16.9g 6% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 993.1mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (40)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
Tastes excellent!! Highly recommended!! We used bbq sauce instead of hot sauce so we added a little extra...it was terrific! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2014
I use jerky gold marinade when I make jerky!! Way good. Read More
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
Tastes excellent!! Highly recommended!! We used bbq sauce instead of hot sauce so we added a little extra...it was terrific! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2015
Jerky Marinade Haiku: "Hmm what's it missing? It was a good marinade. Perhaps some all-spice?" I marinated several chicken tenderloins in this for a little over a day and it was quite tasty. I know that the intention of the recipe was for a beef jerky and not "Jerk" as in "Jamaican Jerk" but I'm still thinking if I used this marinade again I would add 1/2 tsp. all-spice and maybe fresh green onion and minced garlic instead of the powders. I served the chicken perched atop fluffy coconut rice w/ green peas and lime wedges for a tropical flair in the midst of a chilly winter's night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2008
I wanted to find a good marinade to add to some meat I was feeding some men who came over to help with my yard. I didn't have the hot or liquid it called for, but used everything else. I added A1 NY Steak marinade and let it sit for 2 hours. It made me happy when they all went..mmmmmmmmm, all together. So good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2008
This marinade was pretty good but just a little too salty for me. I will use less soy sauce next time but other than that it was very tasty and I will use it for my jerky again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
This recipe was great but it got "sticky" after a while. Definately make this it's worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
fabulous. no need to try another recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
husband used this marinade for venison jerky....he loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2010
This was really good. Loved it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Great marinade!! I did a little less brown sugar and a little more Cholula. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2014
I use jerky gold marinade when I make jerky!! Way good. Read More