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Sweet Maple Pork Jerky

Can you make jerky out of Pork? YES!!! It tastes great too! This sweet recipe worked very well with pork, you will definitely love it...
Course pork jerky, Snack
Cuisine American
Type Pork Jerky
Flavor Sweet
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 5
Calories 161kcal
Author Will


Lean Meat


  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon curing salt optional


  • Trim all visible fat from the meat and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  • While the meat is in the freezer, combine marinade ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag.
  • Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain for an easy chew. Cut with the grain for a more chewy jerky. I cut some with and some against since I like both! You can also skip the freezing and use a Jerky Slicer.
  • Add sliced meat to the mixture in the ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 8-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  • After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator and dried for 4 hours at 165F.
  • The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.


Cooks Tips:
  • Trim as much fat as possible before slicing and marinating to extend the life of the jerky after it has finished drying.
  • Pork tenderloin is a great cut to make pork jerky
  • Marinate for 24 hours for full flavor


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 392mg | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.9mg