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Bayou Cajun Beef Jerky

This Bayou Cajun Beef Jerky has a little spice and the zest of New Orleans. If you're looking for a great flavor that will please all, this is your jerky! I lived in New Orleans for a while several years back and loved all the flavors found in the cooking.
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword cajun beef jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 5
Calories 172 kcal
Author Will



  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 3 tbsp Zatarain's hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup cold water



  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag and mix well.
  2. Slice ¼" strips of beef against the grain for an easy chew. Cut with the grain for a more chewy jerky. (I bought already sliced jerky for this recipe, so this step can be skipped)
  3. Add sliced beef to the mixture in a ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 8-24 hours in the refrigerator. (If using a vacuum marinator, marinate for 30 minutes)
  4. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Nesco Dehydrator and dried for 3.5 hours at 160F.
  6. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Bayou Cajun Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 472mg21%
Potassium 219mg6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.