I have a lot of people ask me what my all time favorite jerky recipes are, and you can see a list on my Beef Jerky Recipe page. But we are starting a new year and I can't help but look back at some of the Top Jerky Recipes of 2017!
What really happened was my wife called me and told me that I should put together a list of my Top 3 Jerky recipes of 2017. Since that was a great idea, like most of her ideas, I put together a list!
So here are some of my favorite and readers favorite jerky recipes from this past year!
Jimmy's Teriyaki Deer Jerky
My highest visited and tried recipe of this past year came at the beginning of 2017. It was right after hunting season and I was given a tried and true recipe from my hunting buddy Jimmy. It's an easy recipe to make since the base is a marinade you can find in your local grocery store called Allegro Teriyaki Marinade.
I made this jerky with venison, but it works great for beef jerky as well! The number 1 recipe of 2017 is Jimmy's Teriyaki Deer Jerky.
The sweet flavor of the marinade married with the spice of the fresh cracked black pepper makes this jerky very satisfying to make and eat. So slice up your harvest from this year or grab a beef roast from the store and make a batch of Jimmy's Teriyaki Deer Jerky!
Korean BBQ Beef Jerky
The second recipe that made the Top 3 Jerky Recipes of 2017 was the very last recipe made last year. The inspiration for this recipe came from a very popular Asian cuisine that I am sure ALL of you have eaten at some point in your life. That's right, it's Korean BBQ Beef Jerky!
Why did this recipe make the top 3? It tasted exactly like the amazing Korean BBQ pork dish you can get at any local Korean Restaurant. That pork is addicting, and this jerky is just as addicting!
The soy sauce was not overpowering and it wasn't really salty either. The flavors turned out just perfect. Most regular super markets have all of the ingredients needed, but you might have to make a special trip to an Asian super market if you live in a small town. However, don't let this deter you from making this recipe, it probably will be one of your favorites too!
Dragon Fire Beef Jerky
The third recipe to round out the Top Recipes of 2017 has a little spice to it. You have to end 2017 and start 2018 with a little bit of a kick! This recipe has become one of my all time favorites and if you like spicy jerky, will be on your top list of jerky as well. My wife helped me pick out the name and even gave me a little figurine to put in the pictures. Rounding out 2017 is Dragon Fire Beef Jerky!
Man was this a great tasting jerky! I love spicy jerky and the Habanero peppers really made this jerky a winner. The sea salt also gave it the perfect amount of saltiness that I love in jerky.
Don't forget to blend the Habanero peppers along with the other ingredients in a blender to get the full flavor and fire of the Habaneros.
Dragon Fire Beef Jerky jumped into my wife's all time top 3 jerky recipes; I could also tell that she loved it because she almost ate it all before I could take these pictures. Do yourself a favor and add this recipe to your list to try in the upcoming weeks.
A Look into 2018
I am super excited about the jerky recipes to come in 2018, and I hope that you keep checking in or sign up for my newsletter to get those new recipes as soon as I post them.
As a teaser, I just finished drying some Elk Jerky today and it was AMAZING! A quick trip into Oklahoma City to visit my local spice shop, Savory Spice, I scored some Ghost Peppers and a Carolina Reaper Puree which churned out some great Elk Jerky. So stay posted for those recipes and many many more to come! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!