Fajita Jerky

Everyone loves going to their favorite Mexican restaurant and having sizzling fajitas delivered to their table. Not only does it sound fantastic, it tastes fantastic! After going out to eat and having fajitas last week, I decided it was about time I try making a fajita jerky.
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword fajita beef jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours
Servings 5
Calories 224 kcal
Author Will


Lean Beef


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced



  1. Pick a lean cut of beef and trim all visible fat. After trimming the fat, place the meat in the freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  2. While the meat is in the freezer, combine and mix soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, canola oil, ground cumin seed, black pepper, chili powder, and minced garlic in a medium sized bowl or ziplock bag.
  3. Remove meat from the freezer and slice against the grain between ⅛" - ¼" in thickness.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate for 8-10 hours.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Place slices on a baking sheet and insert a thermometer in the thickest slice. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, about 10 minutes. Remove as soon as internal temperate is reached
  7. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. A dehydrator was used when making this recipe. The slices were placed on dehydrator racks so they were not overlapping or touching. Dried for 4 1/2 hours at 130 degrees.
  8. Jerky will be finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half. Allow to cool for several hours before storing in air tight containers.
Nutrition Facts
Fajita Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 691mg30%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.