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Thai Spiced Beef Jerky

Finally an easy to make Thai Spiced beef jerky that will knock your socks off with flavor. The first time I made this recipe it was too bold with flavor. So, another round and cutting the ingredients in half made it come out just perfect.

Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword Thai Beef Jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 5
Calories 177 kcal
Author Will



  • 2 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp cilantro fresh
  • 1 garlic clove small
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup cold water



  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 basil leaves, cilantro, garlic, chili garlic sauce, fish sauce, and cold water in a blender and blend well.
  3. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips with the grain. Cut against the grain for an easier chew. If sliced with the grain, tenderize with a meat mallet if you want a softer chew. 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 and wipe off excess ingredients on the strips for a milder taste.
  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
Thai Spiced Beef Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 650mg28%
Potassium 211mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.