Dad's Jerky Marinade

Dad's Jerky Marinade

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Navy_Mommy 25

"My dad has been making beef jerky for about as long as I can remember. He started on an outdoor smoker before graduating to an indoor dehydrator. He has gotten my husband addicted to it. You can use any type of meat that you like. I usually look for large inexpensive roasts with as little fat and marbling as possible."
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10 m servings 72 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 72 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 993 mg
  • 40%

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. Stir together soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and sugar; stir until mixed.
  2. To use, toss one pound of thinly sliced meat with the marinade until well coated. Place into a resealable plastic bag, and squeeze out the air. Marinate in the refrigerator for 48 hours, mixing twice. Remove meat from marinade, and discard excess marinade. Prepare jerky according to the manufacturer's directions of your smoker or dehydrator.


  1. 23 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Tastes excellent!! Highly recommended!! We used bbq sauce instead of hot sauce, so we added a little was terrific!

Most helpful critical review

I use jerky gold marinade when I make jerky!! Way good.

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Tastes excellent!! Highly recommended!! We used bbq sauce instead of hot sauce, so we added a little was terrific!

Jerky Marinade Haiku: "Hmm what's it missing? It was a good marinade. Perhaps some all-spice?" I marinated several chicken tenderloins in this for a little over a day, and it was quite tasty. I ...

I wanted to find a good marinade to add to some meat I was feeding some men who came over to help with my yard. I didn't have the hot or liquid it called for, but used everything else. I added...

This recipe was great but it got "sticky" after a while. Definately make this, it's worth it.

This marinade was pretty good, but just a little too salty for me. I will use less soy sauce next time, but other than that, it was very tasty and I will use it for my jerky again.

husband used this marinade for venison jerky....he loved it!

fabulous. no need to try another recipe.

This was really good. Loved it!

Great marinade!! I did a little less brown sugar and a little more Cholula.

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