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Red Pepper Beef Jerky

We all love a little bit of red pepper. Well this jerky has A LOT of red pepper; keep water close by... If you follow this blog or have looked at several of the recipes on here, you will see a trend that spicy beef jerky is something that I LOVE! Yes, sweet jerky is good; but it doesn't have that kick that makes jerky, JERKY!

Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword Red Pepper Beef Jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 5
Calories 178 kcal
Author Will




  • 1 tbsp red pepper


  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 #1, sea salt, cane sugar, liquid smoke, red peper, and cold water in a medium size bowl or ziplock bag. Mix well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain. Cut with the grain for a chewier jerky. Or skip the freezing phase and use a Jerky Slicer for evenly sliced strips.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade.
  6. Place jerky strips in a bowl, add second tbsp of red pepper, and mix well with your hands.
  7. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. A dehydrator was used with this recipe and dried for 5 hours at 145 degrees.
  8. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Red Pepper Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 505mg22%
Potassium 201mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.