McKagen's Beef Jerky

McKagen's Beef Jerky

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"My husband and I wanted to start making our own jerky, but couldn't find a recipe here to suit our tastes, so I made up my own. It's not too strong, yet has a great after-taste. Enjoy!"
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1 d 3 h 20 m servings 163 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 21.1 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 696 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * 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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  1. Combine the teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinaigrette, garlic powder, onion powder, liquid smoke, salt, and hot sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Add the meat strips and coat evenly with the marinade. Seal and refrigerate 24 hours.
  2. Preheat an oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
  3. Remove the beef strips from the marinade and shake off excess marinade. Discard the remaining marinade. Place the meat strips onto the wire rack and sprinkle with black pepper. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and dry, at least 3 hours. Allow the jerky to cool completely before storing in a sealed container.


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.



This is it! The perfect jerky recipe I've been searching for! I've been making jerky for years. Tried other recipes and tried to make my own. The hot sauce I used was my own that I made from ...

This is the first time I have ever made beef jerky. I think I maybe could have left this in the oven for an hour or so longer. It is a little heavy on the Worcestershire sauce in my opinion so...

Not bad easy and tasty

This is so easy and the temp. and timing worked perfect. Thanks for the recipe!!