Homemade Beef Jerky

Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe

If you’re a fan of savory snacks, you’ll love our homemade beef jerky. Perfectly seasoned and easy to make, this jerky is a great way to enjoy a high-protein snack. Follow this simple recipe to make your own delicious beef jerky at home.


• 1 lb lean, cheap cut of beef, sliced thinly (1/8-1/4” thick slices)

• 1/2 cup soy sauce

• 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

• 1/2 cup brown sugar

• 2 tablespoons smoked paprika

• 2 tablespoons smoked salt

• 2 tablespoons onion powder

• 2 tablespoons garlic powder

• 2 tablespoons chili flakes

• A big squirt of sriracha

• 1/2-1 cup fresh pineapple juice


Prepare the Marinade

• In a large bowl, mix together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, smoked paprika, smoked salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili flakes, sriracha, and fresh pineapple juice.

• Fresh pineapple juice is crucial as it contains bromelain, an enzyme that tenderizes the meat.

Marinate the Beef

• Add the thinly sliced beef to the marinade, ensuring all pieces are well-coated.

• Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 12-24 hours. This allows the flavors to deeply penetrate the meat and ensures maximum tenderness.

Dry the Beef

• Preheat your oven to 175°F (80°C).

• Lay the marinated beef slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they do not overlap.

Beef Laid Out for Drying

• Place the baking sheet in the oven and let it dry for 3-4 hours. The beef should be firm but not overly dry.

Dried Beef Jerky

• Once the jerky has cooled, store it in a ziplock bag.

Packaged Beef Jerky

• It can be kept fresh in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in a cool, dark cupboard for up to a week.

Enjoy your homemade beef jerky as a tasty snack, perfect for any time of the day!

Beef Jerky, a Yummy Snack