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Jalapeno Lime Beef Jerky

This Jalapeno Lime Beef Jerky is an easy to make jerky with a little spice from the jalapenos, sweetness from the honey, and a strong citrus flavor from the fresh limes. Who doesn't love jalapenos and limes? 
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword Jalapeno beef jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 5
Calories 214 kcal
Author Will



  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 jalapenos Diced



  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 orange juice, lime juice, honey, ground cumin, salt, garlic, and diced jalapenos in a blender until jalapenos are cut small and the honey is evenly mixed. Add to a bowl or ziplock bag.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain for an easy chew or with the grain for a more chewier 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 dehydrator and dried for 4.5 hours at 160 degrees.
  7. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Lime Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 26.8mg32%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.