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Jamaican Jerk Beef Jerky

Everyone loves Jerk Chicken, and everyone is going to love this Jamaican Jerk Beef Jerky!
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword jamaican Jerky Beef Jerky
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 177 kcal
Author Will

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

Optional

Instructions

  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 the ingredients 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. Cut with the grain for a more chewy jerky. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer.
  4. Add sliced beef 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 and pat dry the beef strips with paper towels
  6. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Nesco Dehydrator and dried for 2 1/2 hours at 160F & 2 1/2 hours at 140F.
  7. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Jerk Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving (70 g)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 499mg22%
Potassium 201mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.