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Garlic Black Pepper Beef Jerky

This smoked peppery beef jerky really turned out fantastic! Fire up the smoker and get ready to make some really good beef jerky.

Course Beef Jerky
Cuisine American
Keyword beef jerky, garlic black pepper jerky, Jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 196 kcal
Author Will

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

Optional

Instructions

  1. Trim all visible fat from the beef, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  2. While the meat is in the freezer, combine the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ground black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, & onion powder in a bowl or ziplock bag and mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ΒΌ" strips against the grain for an easy chew. Slice with the grain for a chewier jerky. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 8-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade.
  6. Pat dry the strips with paper towels.
  7. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my smoker to make this batch of jerky. Click the links or read the post above for more detailed drying information.
  8. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Black Pepper Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 915mg40%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 26g52%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.