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Sweet and Spicy Venison Jerky Recipe
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Sweet and Spicy Venison Jerky

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"Sweet, with a kick to it."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    1 day 4 hrs 15 mins


  1. Whisk together the sugar, black pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, lemon juice, liquid smoke, paprika, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the venison strips and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Mix the venison a few times as it marinates to ensure even absorption of the marinade.
  2. Remove the venison strips from the marinade and squeeze off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Arrange the venison on the racks of a food dehydrator so that it does not overlap.
  3. Dry the venison on High until dry but still pliable, about 4 hours. The jerky should bend without breaking. Store the jerky in an airtight container or in a resealable plastic bag.
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  • Cook's Note
  • If you don't have a food dehydrator, you may also place it in a 160 degree F oven for 6 to 8 hours.

Reviews More Reviews

Nov 15, 2010

this was very good, I used it for goose jerky. I left out the liquid smoke, and used the smoker. Racks were full 4 hrs at 160 degrees. I can't wait to try it on deer.

Dec 01, 2010

This was one of the best jerky I have ever tasted. Hubby thought it was a little too sweet for him. He doesn't really care for sweet jerky much but I thought it was just amazing. I did use the same marinade which I put in the fridge a second time the following day to make more deer jerky and hubby really liked it. He said the flavors weren't as "intense". Thank you so much for this recipe.


27 Ratings

Jul 06, 2010

This was very good - I have to admit though, that I'm always looking to find ways to use less salt so I used granulated garlic and Bragg Soy substitute. I also used more hot pepper sauce (tabasco) as we like it spicy. It's also much easier to slice the roast if it's partially frozen making the slices more even. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Apr 07, 2010

We made this recipes for our whole family EVERYONE loved it !!!! Even my kids :) It was spicy and sweet at the same time. My husband and I cooked it in the oven and it turned out wonderful. Thank You !!!!!

Apr 29, 2011

SO yummy! I marinated it for two days and then hung it in the oven to dry out. I used sriracha hot sauce and they were a tiny bit too spicy and I'm a huge fan of spice so that's saying something. Already planning on making another batch this weekend!

Nov 27, 2011

I made this Jerky today. Took it to a Football party. They couldn't get enough of them. Asked me to make more. They are Awesome! Debbie (Sarnia, Ontario)

Aug 21, 2012

My husband hunts and I was looking for a way to prepare all the meat since I don't like venison AT ALL. I made this and it was gone in ten minutes! All my husband buddies from the hunt camp now give me their lean venison so I can make this jerky! You won't even know its venison! I added 1 tsp cayenne and it's perfect! I've also used moose and bison with this recipe,

Feb 07, 2011

This is just as the Title says, Sweet And Spicy. My first batch was too dry, being lazy and not getting out the Dehydrator & used the oven. This batch I used the Dehydrator and it is 100% better. A very good mix of Marinade that should carry a title Tangy Sweet & Spicy! Very Very Good! Two Thumbs Up for this one!


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  • Calories
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 2186 mg
  • 87%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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