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Best Beef Jerky Recipe

Best Beef Jerky


Snack on the best homemade beef brisket jerky, marinated in a knee-weakening seasoning that checks all the boxes: smoky, sweet, and savory.


  • 3 pounds beef brisket
  • 1 ½ cups thick teriyaki sauce
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup dark corn syrup (such as Karo®)
  • ¼ cup liquid smoke flavoring
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Place beef brisket in the freezer for 1 hour to make slicing easier.
  2. Place brisket on a flat work surface. Slice on the grain into the thinnest possible strips, about 1/4-inch-thick.
  3. Place beef strips in the bottom of a large bowl or container. Pour in teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, corn syrup, liquid smoke, brown sugar, sesame seeds, garlic powder, honey, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until beef is evenly coated and submerged. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  4. Remove beef and pat dry using paper towels. Place beef in a single layer on the trays of a dehydrator machine. Cook at 155 degrees F (68 degrees C), or according to manufacturer's instructions, until dry and firm, yet slightly pliable, about 5 hours.
  5. Leave beef out in the air to cool until dry; the longer you leave it out, the drier it will get.

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Nutritional Information

Best Beef Jerky

Servings Per Recipe: 20
Calories: 202.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 18 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 1 %
fat: 19 %
saturated fat: 21 %
cholesterol: 9 %
vitamin a iu: 1 %
niacin equivalents: 19 %
vitamin b6: 9 %
vitamin c: 3 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 3 %
iron: 11 %
magnesium: 10 %
potassium: 7 %
sodium: 60 %
thiamin: 4 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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