Jerky Recipes

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

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Beef Jerky

Rating: Unrated
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

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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

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

Beef or Moose Jerky

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A top of the line beef jerky that can be done in just 12 hours. Sliced rump roast marinated in soy sauce, brown sugar, and liquid smoke then dried in a dehydrator for 12 hours.

Doc's Best Beef Jerky

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I have been making jerky for years. This is my recipe concocted by trial and error. Everyone who has tried it says it is the 'best jerky' they have ever had! My dehydrator is designed for jerky. It takes me about 4 hours to dry the meat. This could also be done in the oven or using other dehydrators. Please check your manual for correct times as each machine is different. I hope you enjoy this jerky as much as me and my family do.

Homemade Beef Jerky

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Thanks to a new wave of modern day cave-people, eating healthy, high-protein snacks is all the rage, and while you can find many artisan brands out there, making your own is fun, easy, and using this method, relatively quick. Have your butcher slice the beef for you.

Deer Jerky

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

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

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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!

Dad's Jerky Marinade

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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.

Sweet and Spicy Venison Jerky

Rating: Unrated
Sweet, with a kick to it.

Beef Jerky in a Smoker

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I make this recipe in my smoker. Make sure you store the jerky in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Ground Beef Jerky

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Instead of a marinade or a dry rub the spice mixture is mixed in with the ground beef, making this jerky slightly different form its more expensive brothers.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Western Style Beef Jerky

"A good way to keep to a low-carb diet. It is a healthy and good snack to have around the home." – Roger K

Spicy Chicken Jerky in the Air Fryer

Rating: Unrated

Chicken jerky? Who knew? And who knew you could make jerky in an air fryer? Plan ahead for this snack as the chicken needs time to marinate and air fry.