Jimmy's Teriyaki Deer Jerky

This is my Buddy’s go to deer jerky recipe every year after we harvest a couple bucks during hunting season. He was nice enough to give me the recipe to share with you guys, so I named it after him. Jimmy’s Teriyaki Deer Jerky!

Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky, deer jerky
Keyword beef jerky, Deer Jerky, Venison Jerky
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 230 kcal
Author Will


Lean Beef


  • 1 cup Allegro Teriyaki Marinade
  • 2 tbsp Mesquite Liquid Smoke



  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper for dipping


  1. Trim all visible fat from the venison and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  2. While the meat is in the freezer, combine all the ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag and mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain for an easy chew. Cut with the grain for a more chewy jerky.
  4. Add sliced venison to the mixture in a ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 8-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander.
  6. Sprinkle meat evenly with the garlic powder.
  7. Dredge one side of each strip of meat in fresh cracked black pepper if you want a peppery flavor *Optional
  8. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator and dried for 2½ hours at 165F & 1 hour at 145F.
  9. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.

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Nutrition Facts
Jimmy's Teriyaki Deer Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 2254mg98%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.