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Mai Tai Beef Jerky

This Mai Tai Beef Jerky has all the great flavors of this tropical drink. It will take you back to a memory of you sitting by the pool or on the beach soaking up some sun and having a refreshing drink.
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword Mai Tai Beef Jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 5
Calories 194 kcal
Author Will



  • 1 tbsp spiced rum
  • 1 tbsp coconut flavored rum
  • 1 tsp grenadine
  • 3 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt



  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 spiced rum, coconut rum, grenadine, pineapple juice, orange juice, and kocher salt in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips with the grain. Slice against the grain for an easier chew. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer for even sliced strips.
  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.
  6. Pat dry the strips with paper towels.
  7. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my oven at 170 degrees for 5 hours.
  8. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Mai Tai Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 498mg22%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.