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Tropical Island Beef Jerky

Wish you could be laying on a beach in a tropical paradise? Me too... Well, this Tropical Island Beef Jerky is the next best thing!
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword Tropical Beef Jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 5
Calories 194 kcal
Author Will



  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 tsp Prague Powder #1 curing salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne


  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 prague powder, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, cayenne, and coconut water in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" 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 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 dehydrator and dried for 5 hours at 160 degrees.
  8. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Tropical Island Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.