Tequila Beef Jerky

Tequila Beef Jerky, a jerky that will get you feeling good! So it would be pretty sweet if you could get a little buzz off this jerky too, but the tequila is more for the flavor than the side effects.

Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword tequila beef jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 5
Calories 185 kcal
Author Will



  • 2 tbsp Tequila
  • 1 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold water



  1. Trim all visible fat from the beef, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  2. While the meat is in the freezer, combine the tequila, lime juice, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cold water in a bowl or ziplock bag and mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ΒΌ" strips against the grain. Slice with the grain for a chewier jerky. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer for even sliced strips.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 8-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade.
  6. Pat dry the beef strips with paper towels.
  7. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my smoker to make this batch of jerky.
  8. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Tequila Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 266mg12%
Potassium 201mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.