If you're a fan of homemade beef jerky, you'll love this recipe. At MF Jerky, we pride ourselves on creating the freshest, most flavorful jerky using only the highest quality ingredients. Our homemade style beef jerky has a unique, old-fashioned taste that can't be found in store-bought brands.
So, without further ado, here is our secret recipe for the best homemade beef jerky:
- 2 lbs lean beef (such as sirloin or round)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional for a spicier jerky)
- Slice the beef into thin strips, about 1/4 inch thick. It's important to slice the beef against the grain to ensure a tender final product.
- In a large bowl, mix together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Add the beef strips to the bowl and toss to coat evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results.
- Preheat your oven to 175°F or use a dehydrator if you have one. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Remove the beef from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange the beef strips on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are not touching.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 4-6 hours, or until the jerky is dry and firm to the touch. Alternatively, you can place the beef strips in a single layer in a dehydrator and dehydrate according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Once the jerky is fully dried, let it cool completely before storing in an airtight container. The homemade jerky will keep for up to 2 weeks at room temperature or up to 3 months in the refrigerator.
We hope you enjoy this recipe for the best homemade beef jerky. If you're looking for a convenient and delicious way to enjoy homemade style jerky, be sure to check out our selection at MF Jerky. We offer a variety of flavors to suit every taste, all made with the same care and attention to detail as this recipe. Visit our website at https://mfjerky.com to browse our selection and place your order today!