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Chinese 5 Spice Beef Jerky

I have been wanting to make a Chinese 5 spice beef jerky recipe for some time now. The spice has been sitting in my cabinet just waiting for the perfect time to whip up some dried beef. Well the day arrived and it did not disappoint!
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword beef jerky, Chinese Five Spice Jerky, Jerky
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 175 kcal
Author Will


Lean Beef

  • 1 lb Top Round London Broil or Venison


  • 1/4 tsp Prague Powder #1 curing salt
  • 1 tbsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 3/4 cup beef broth


  1. Trim all visible fat from the beef and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  2. While the meat is in the freezer, combine the Prague Powder #1, Chinese 5 spice, & beef broth in a medium bowl or ziplock bag. Mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain. Cut with the grain for a chewier jerky. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer for evenly sliced strips.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade. Gently pat beef strips with a paper towel if needed.
  6. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. A dehydrator was used with this recipe and dried for 3 hours at 160F degrees and an additional 1 hour at 145F degrees.
  7. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese 5 Spice Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving (0.15 lb)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 241mg7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.