Honey & Lemon Beef Jerky

READY IN: 18hrs
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

This is a delicious marinade for beef jerky. The lemon juice tenderizes the meat but doesn't necessarily make it taste "lemony". Also, instead of the usual flank steak, I used the 1/4-inch sirloin slices usually packaged as "fajita beef" or "stir-fry beef". It's lean and saves on slicing time. In my oven it finished drying in about 6-1/2 hours at 180 degrees, but check after around 5 hours just to be safe.

Top Review by Wade G.

This had almost no flavor, literally.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine garlic, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, salt and pepper, and marinate steak strips in this overnight in a plastic zipper bag.
  2. The next day, cover oven rack beneath with foil for easy clean-up.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees F.
  4. Place slices on a baking rack, prop oven door slightly with an oven mitt to allow humidity to escape, and dry meat on racks.
  5. In my oven, the process took about 6-1/2 hours.
  6. Check meat after 5 hours; it could take as long as 7 hours.
  7. Blot any grease spots that may come up.

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