Margarita Beef Jerky

Margarita Beef Jerky

Who's ready for some Margaritas?!?!?! Unfortunately it is Monday, but the taste of frozen margaritas you probably drank this weekend can stay fresh in your mind while at the office with some margarita beef jerky!
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword margarita beef jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 4
Calories 267 kcal
Author Will



  • 1 cup margarita mix
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp curing salt optional


  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 marinade ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag.
  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. (I did not freeze the jerky and used my Jerky Slicer with the grain)
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture in the 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 in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator and dried for 3 hours at 165F and 2 hours at 145F.
  7. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Margarita Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 955mg42%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 30g60%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.