Jerky Recipes

Check out our collection of recipes for beef jerky, venison jerky, and even moose jerky.

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Doc's Best Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 417
A homemade beef jerky marinade adds tons of flavor to dehydrated beef jerky.

Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
This is one of many variations I have tried. I use my oven. If you have a food dehydrator, be sure to follow factory instructions. I store mine in a plastic jar. No refrigeration needed, and it keeps for months.

Mesquite Smoked Jerky

Rating: 5 stars 34
This jerky tastes just like the store bought kind. If you like those kinds, you'll enjoy this very much. Use Hickory smoked flavoring instead, if you'd like.

Swen's Smokehouse Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
While messing around one night trying to figure out a new recipe my husband created this and everyone loved it!

Homemade Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 208
Chef John's easy and delicious recipe for flavorful homemade beef jerky.

Jerky Lover's Jerky - Sweet, Hot and Spicy!

Rating: 4.5 stars 290
If you love hot and sweet we're confident this will be your favorite. An ultimate treat for family outings, sporting events, camping or hiking trips. Pineapple juice is the key that ties the flavors together. Go easy on the black and red pepper as the flavor goes a long ways!

Deer Jerky

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
Zesty, marinated venison jerky that's easy to make at home in your oven.

Dad's Jerky Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
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.

Air Fryer Steak Jerky

Rating: 4 stars 1
This jerky takes some time to prepare, but the result is a worthy jerky contender.

Beef Jerky in a Smoker

Rating: 4 stars 19
I make this recipe in my smoker. Make sure you store the jerky in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Air Fryer Oven Beef Jerky

Using your air fryer oven makes whipping up a big batch of jerky as easy as 1-2-3. All it takes is a few ingredients and some patience. Make sure to cut your beef paper thin or plan on a longer drying time. I find it helpful to freeze the beef for an hour for easy slicing. Refrigerate any that is not consumed in 3 days.

Inspiration and Ideas

Jerky Lover's-Jerky—Sweet, Hot and Spicy
Rating: Unrated 295
"Have used this recipe countless times! Love it!" – KatieMc
Western Style Beef Jerky
Rating: Unrated 7
"A good way to keep to a low-carb diet. It is a healthy and good snack to have around the home." – Roger K
Mike's Peppered Beef Jerky
Rating: 4.5 stars 32

If you like the peppered beef jerky in the bag, you will absolutely love this.