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Duke's Original

I was walking through the supermarket  yesterday; for all who live in Texas can guess which one that is. This time I stopped to check out the commercial jerky scene. I noticed a brand I had seen before but never tried, Duke’s Beef Jerky. So here is the recipe off their site.

Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword beef jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours
Servings 5
Calories 139 kcal
Author Will


Lean Beef:


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke hickory
  • 1 clove garlic 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, add the soy sauce, salt, brown sugar, black pepper, onion powder, liquid smoke, and minced garlic to a medium size bowl or container. Stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved fully.
  3. Remove meat from the freezer and slice against the grain between 1/8" - 1/4" in thickness.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. A dehydrator was used when making this recipe.
  7. 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
Duke's Original
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 1173mg51%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.