Brown Sugar Jerky

The rich meat flavor and the sweetness of the brown sugar makes this jerky a crowd pleaser. You might have to keep some of this jerky hidden if you don't want anyone and everyone within munching distance to devour it in seconds.
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword brown sugar jerky
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 210 kcal
Author Will


Lean Meat


  • 1 1/2 tsp pickling salt
  • 1/4 tsp Prague Powder #1 curing salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp coriander ground
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  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 pickling salt, Prague Powder #1, cayenne pepper, coriander, liquid smoke, white pepper, dry mustard powder, brown sugar, and cold water in a medium size bowl or ziplock bag. Mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ΒΌ" strips with the grain. Cut against the grain for a less chewy jerky. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer for evenly sliced strips.
  4. Tenderize the beef strips with a tenderizing mallet to prevent the jerky from being too tough.
  5. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  6. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. An oven was used with this recipe and dried for 9 hours at 170 degrees.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 735mg32%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.