Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe


Beef jerky is a popular snack, but it can be expensive to buy in stores. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, you can try making it at home.

This recipe requires soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Tabasco sauce, and cayenne pepper. You’ll also need a large pot, a blender, and a large container to store the jerky in.


  • 1 pound beef flank steak, trimmed and cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 gallon water


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot and stir well.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  4. Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture into a large container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  6. To make jerky, cut the beef into very thin strips and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  7. Preheat your oven to 175°F and place the jerky on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 1-2 hours, or until the jerky is dry and slightly chewy.

This recipe yields about 1 gallon of jerky.

Bobby Johnson

When he's not writing about barbecue, you can find Bobby smoking meat for friends and family. He's been a backyard pitmaster for roughly half his life, and has worked with nearly every cut of meat. Not everyone has a hands-on guide to teach them BBQ, but that's what Bobby hopes to do with Electric Smoker HQ. He wants to help people create amazing food that they can be proud of.