Deer (Venison) Jerky

Recipe by Ctraugh
READY IN: 54hrs
SERVES: 6-10




  • Take your meat to the local butcher and have it cut thin.
  • You can do this yourself by semi-freezing your meat then cut it into 1/4-inch strips.
  • Note: meat cut with the grain will be chewy, and against the grain will be tender.
  • Combine everything but the meat in a large bowl and stir well.
  • Marinate meat over night in the refrigerator, then drain.
  • To use a dehydrator place meat on racks, do not overlap, and let dry for 24-36 hours.
  • To use an oven, preheat to 150-degrees then place meat on cookie sheets without overlapping for 8-10 hours.
  • Turn at least once during drying.
  • They are ready when the jerky bends without breaking.
  • Let cool, seal tight, and refrigerate for long-term storage.