There are several different ways of making beef jerky. The top three are: Using your Oven, a Dehydrator, or a Smoker. I have detailed pages with ALL the information you could ever need to get started making jerky using these methods. Click on the links or pictures below to learn in more detail about how to make beef jerky!
The dehydrator is my second favorite way to make beef jerky. It is easy to use and has a quick clean up. You can still heat your jerky up to 160º to keep you and your loved ones safe from bacteria and it TASTES GREAT!
The smoker is my favorite method of making beef jerky. The smoke flavor you get from using real wood chips can not be fully re-created with any other method of drying. It does take longer to dry and requires more attention, but that’s the fun of making jerky!
Using the oven to make jerky is the best way to get started in the fun that is jerky making! Everyone already has an oven and it produces GREAT tasting jerky. If you do not already have a dehydrator or smoker, this is the place to start. After making several batches I bet you will upgrade to a dehydrator or smoker. Ha. That’s just how it goes; Trust me!