Venison Jerky Recipe

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Venison Jerky

Jerky is a flavorful snack my whole family enjoys. Since we had an abundance of venison this year, we made venison jerky! We used a dehydrator to make our deer jerky but you can also use an oven. If you like a spicier jerky, add more black pepper! We don’t make our jerky very spicy so that our boys can enjoy it too. This venison jerky recipe will also work for beef jerky!

Venison Jerky Recipe
Recipe type: Snack
  • 2 Pounds Venison Roast
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce
  • ½ Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Liquid Smoke
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  1. Cut venison into long strips about ⅛" to ¼" thick.
  2. In a bowl combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, ketchup, brown sugar, pepper, garlic, onion powder and salt. Wisk until combined.
  3. Place sliced meat in a large zipper plastic bag. Poor marinade over meat and seal bag.
  4. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator for at least 8-12 hours. Youc an marinate up to two days for a stronger flavor.
  5. Drain marinade and dry meat off before placing in a dehydrator.
  6. Place meat in single layer on dehydrator trays. Dehydrate at 155-165 degrees (or according to your dehydrators instructions) for 6-8 hours.
  7. Store dried jerky in airtight container.
If you don't have a dehydrator, you can use an oven at 160 degrees.


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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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