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Dog jerky in bowl with grass in background

Healthy Homemade Dog Jerky

Calling all dog lovers! Treat your best friend to some special homemade dog jerky, it's SUPER easy to make and they will love you forever!
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Type Ground Beef Jerky
Flavor Savory
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 128kcal
Author Will


Lean Beef

  • 1 lb Lean ground beef 10% fat or less


  • 2 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon ground


  • In a bowl, combine ingredients and add to 1lb of ground beef
  • Mix the ground beef and seasonings thoroughly
  • spread the ground meat on a baking sheet, cover with wax paper, and roll with a rolling pin until meat is ¼" thick
  • Slice the pan of beef into jerky strips 4-5" long and 1" wide and place on dehydrator trays or cooling racks
  • Dry on high in a dehydrator or in a 200°F oven for 3-5 hours until finished. Place a wooden spoon in the door of the oven to prop it open allowing moisture to escape.
  • Ground jerky is finished when it first starts becoming dry to the touch. It should bend without breaking in half. If it cracks in half when bent a little bit, it was over dried
  • Use scissors to cut the jerky strips into 1" square treats.


  • Line baking sheet with aluminum foil for quick cleanup
  • Cut with scissors into bite size treats
  • Add organ meat to meat you grind yourself


Serving: 70g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg