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Vietnamese Beef Jerky

My wife loves Vietnamese style beef jerky and buys some every time we go to get some pho at our favorite local pho spot. The main ingredient that is undeniably present in this type of jerky is the turmeric powder. This is the dominant flavor which lets you know exactly what type of beef jerky you are eating.
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword vietnamese beef jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 5
Calories 231 kcal
Author Will


Dry Rub

  • 3 tbsp lemongrass minced
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


  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 all ingredients of the dry rub in a shallow bowl.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain in large pieces for an easy chew.
  4. Coat both sides of each piece of sliced beef with the dry rub mixture and place in a bowl. Marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and place the jerky pieces on a cooling rack atop a lined baking sheet.
  6. Heat in a pre-heated oven with the door closed at 300F for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, prop the door open with a wooden spoon and lower the temperature to 170F. Dry for about 4 hours, flipping the jerky pieces half way through the drying process.
  7. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 525mg23%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.