The Ultimate Beef Jerky

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  • Published May 25th
  • Ready In1h 40m
  • Servings15
  • Calories89
I am spoiled to this recipe and I know you will be too. It doesn't last long around my house. I've occasionally caught others sneaking a few pieces out of the oven before it was completely finished. Once you try it you will never want to go back to store bought ever again.

The Ultimate Beef Jerky Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious The Ultimate Beef Jerky for 15 servings:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons steak seasoning rub
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) London broil roast, thinly sliced along the grain

The Ultimate Beef Jerky Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook1h 30m
  • Ready In1h 40m

To cook The Ultimate Beef Jerky, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this The Ultimate Beef Jerky is about 1 hour 30 minutes , and you can serve your The Ultimate Beef Jerky within 1 hour 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook The Ultimate Beef Jerky easily:

  1. 1 Combine the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke and steak seasoning in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. 2 Pour the marinade into a glass or plastic bowl and add the meat slices. Stir to coat and then cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Turn or stir occasionally to marinate the meat evenly.
  3. 3 Preheat the oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Arrange the beef strips on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. If you like, you can sprinkle a little more steak seasoning on it at this point.
  4. 4 Bake for 60 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven, until dry but still pliable. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 89 calories; 4.3 grams of fat; 2.1 grams of carbohydrates; 9.8 grams of protein; 18 milligrams of cholesterol; 585 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 15th 2009

    Great recipe 4.5 really. Added 1tsp of chili peppers to marinade. Hung strips on toothpicks on highest rack of oven @ 170 for about 7 hours.Put foil on lowest rack to catch drippings. I li ...

  2. Sep 11th 2009

    Freakin' awesome!!! Holy smokes I thought this was one of the best jerky recipes I'd ever had. I marinaded mine overnight and they were terrific. Also, don't forget the steak seasoning or ru ...

  3. Jul 8th 2009

    searched high and low for awesome beef jerky recipe,found it here.i tweaked it a little for my personal tastes but outstanding as a starting point,thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Feb 19th 2009

    This was very good and I'm sure once my boyfriend tries some I will be making it again. Thanks!

  5. Dec 15th 2008

    Excellent! I marinated the beef for 2 days, but next time I will try 1 day. I also used a sirloin cut the butcher recommended.

  6. Jun 11th 2008

    We really didn't like this recipe at all. I followed it exactly and the flavour of the jerky was not good at all. Maybe this is better for a steak marinade than a piece of jerky.

  7. Apr 21st 2008

    My husband and I just bought a food dehydrator and this was our first jerky recipe to try. We made it according to the recipe and it turned out great. We will use this recipe again.

  8. Jan 29th 2008

    Very, very good. I tried to alter it slightly but it did'nt turn out as well. I did use less liquid smoke though. I used 2 to 2 1/2 Tbls. Will make many times again.

  9. Oct 25th 2007