Recipe By Phillip Miller
Published Feb 19th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 14h Ready In 14h 15m
Servings 16 servings Calories 77.5

Lean deer meat marinated in beer and spices to perfection overnight, then dehydrated. The jerky takes a while to make, but it is relatively easy, and well worth the wait. My whole family loves it and I bet yours will too.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean venison, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer (such as Budweiser®)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Removing all fat and gristle from venison.
  2. 2 Mix venison with beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire, salt, garlic, curry powder, black pepper, and ginger together in a medium stainless steel bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. 3 Remove venison from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  4. 4 Place the meat on the racks of a dehydrator, so that there is room for the air to flow evenly over all of the pieces.
  5. 5 Let dehydrate to desired consistency according to individual appliance instructions, 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 77.5
  • Carbohydrate 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol 39.7 mg
  • Fat 1.2 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 11.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.4 g
  • Sodium 990.5 mg
  • Sugar 1 g

Chef's Notes

Your dehydrator may have other time specifications for jerky. If it does, follow the time recommendations for beef jerky; Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.


  1. This jerky is fantastic! I wasn't sure that the beer flavor would come through, but it really does! I made one addition to the marinade--1/4 cup brown sugar--because I like a sweet-salty balance in my jerky. Followed the recipe to a T otherwise, and it's fantastic. I can't stay out of it! I did use - Read more ...

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