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Homemade Beef Jerky

Another brilliant recipe for Chef John which I’ve adapted for my taste and diet.

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Homemade Beef Jerky

Original recipe yields 6 servings
Prep Time30 minutes
Active Time6 hours
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: beef, jerky
Yield: 30 servings
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Chef John


  • ¾ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon honey or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 pounds beef thinly sliced


  • Whisk Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, paprika, honey, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a bowl. Add beef to bowl and turn to coat beef completely. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, 3 hours to overnight.
  • Prepare air dryer
  • Transfer beef to paper towels to dry. Discard marinade. Arrange beef slices in a single layer on the prepared air dryer rack.
  • Air dry Bake beef until dry and leathery, 3 to 4 hours. Cut with scissors into bite-size pieces.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg