Mesquite Smoked Jerky Recipe -
Mesquite Smoked Jerky Recipe
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Mesquite Smoked Jerky

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"This jerky tastes just like the store bought kind. If you like those kinds, you'll enjoy this very much. Use Hickory smoked flavoring instead, if you'd like."

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Original recipe makes 8 ounces Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a shallow glass baking dish, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, liquid smoke, paprika, garlic, and salt. Lay the meat strips in the liquid in a single layer. Cover the dish, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  2. Arrange strips of beef in a dehydrator, and let dry for 6 hours, or to desired dryness.
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Dec 02, 2003

This was my first attempt at jerky and the family really liked it. I would suggest using garlic powder though instead of minced garlic. The minced leaves little clumps of garlic on your meat.

May 10, 2008

This was very good - I smoked the meat in a real smoker which added even more flavor - YUM!!!


25 Ratings

Mar 15, 2011

Made this exactly as written (I believe if you are going to rate something you must make it that way). Great flavor, however I like peppered jerky, next time I will add lots of pepper. First to the marinade, then again after I put it on the racks. All in all, a great starter to model to your own taste.

Jan 18, 2011

my husband and I have tried a few recipes, this was by far our favorite.. great flavor and smells awesome while it's dehydrating.

Jan 12, 2009

i doubled the recipe and used venison and it was out of sight!!!!

Jul 10, 2006

I'm not quite sure how it tastes yet (I'll update as it's done), but the smell of it is heavenly. It was very easy to put together, and now the hard part is waiting for it to cook! Update: Absolutely love it. Didn't change a thing, and it's wonderful. The flavor is great, but I wouldn't call it the "store bought" taste.

Dec 19, 2011

Great recipe, but I found the soy sauce + salt overpowering. Next time I'll omit the sale, cut down the soy & add in some hot sauce.

Mar 30, 2013

My husband used this recipe and liked it overall. He advises following the recipe directions to the letter to ensure the best outcome.


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