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venison jerky in lettuce wraps on cutting board

Asian Spiced Venison Jerky

A venison jerky that's packed with the great flavors of ginger, soy sauce, and a kick of spice from a serrano pepper. OH SO GOOD!
Course Jerky
Cuisine American
Type Game Jerky
Flavor Savory, Spicy
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 143kcal
Author Will


Lean Meat


  • cup soy sauce
  • cup beef broth or cold water
  • 1 whole serrano chili stem removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon curing salt optional


  • Trim all visible fat from the venison or beef and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  • While the meat is in the freezer, combine marinade ingredients with the chili in a blender and blend until the chili can no longer be seen.
  • 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. Visit my page on slicing jerky for more in depth instructions.
  • Add sliced venison or beef to the mixture in the ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 6-24 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
    and dried for 3 hours at 165F and 1.5 hours at 145F.
  • The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half. White fibers will also be seen when the jerky is bent.


  • Use curing salt or celery juice powder to extend the life of the jerky
  • Add extra chili's for a spicier jerky
  • Soak the venison in cold water and salt for an hour before marinating to eliminate any gamey flavor
  • Substitute beef for venison if you don't have any


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1951mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 4mg