Homemade hot and sweet pork jerky recipe

Homemade Hot and Sweet Pork Jerky Recipe

Making your own pork jerky is easy, and it’s also a great way to control the ingredients and customize the flavor.

This recipe for hot and sweet pork jerky is simple to follow and results in a delicious, protein-rich snack that you can enjoy on the go.

Plus, making your own pork jerky is much cheaper than buying it at the store! So give this recipe a try and see how easy it is to create a delicious homemade snack.

Ingredients

Ingredients for a Hot and sweet pork jerky
Ingredients for a Hot and sweet pork jerky

How to Prepare the Pork

For this recipe, I bought Boneless pork chops. I paid $5.45 per pound at Walmart.

Our choice is boneless chops
Our choice is boneless chops

Get a sharp knife and start cutting away the fat on your pork.

Cutting off fat from our pork
Cutting off fat from my pork

I used the scale to see how much the meat would be after dehydrating.

Weighing our pork in grams
Weighing our pork in grams (429 grams/15.1oz.)

Now it is time to cut the pork. I suggest putting it in the freezer for one or two hours before cutting. Cutting frozen meat is easier than fresh meat. Try to cut the meat as thinly as you can.

Cutting our meat for Homemade Hot and sweet pork jerky
Cutting our meat for Homemade Hot and sweet pork jerky

Next, you’ll need to gather all the ingredients and mix them to make a marinade. Mix the ingredients in the right proportions.

See the measuring cup below.

Measuring cup for coking the marinade

You will mix your marinade with the pork and let it sit for 6-24 hours. The longer you wait, the more flavor there is.

Mixing our marinade and pork
Mixing our marinade and pork

Dehydrate Your Slices

After marinating the pork, you’ll need to drain any excess liquid. You can do this by placing the pork on a paper towel for a few minutes. The paper towel(s) will absorb any excess marinade.

Placing our pork on the paper towel
Placing our pork on the paper towel

Now get your food dehydrator out. Put the pork on the trays in it. It’s not expensive and makes drying pork easier to do! If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can use an oven or an electric smoker, but we recommend getting one.

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Pork placed on the dehydrator for drying
Pork placed on the dehydrator for drying

Lay your beef slices on a dehydrator and dry them at 160 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 hours.

After 4 hours, check your pork every 45 minutes or so. Bend it to see if it is ready; if it cracks without breaking, then it is done!

Homemade Hot and Sweet Pork Jerky Recipe
Pork looks like after dehydration

Our cooked meat weighed less. The meat before we cooked was 15.1 oz. or 428 grams, and after cooking, the weight was 6.21 oz. or 176 grams.

Weighing pork after cooking in grams
Weighing pork after cooking in grams (179grams/6.21oz.)

Recipe

Cooked hot and sweet pork jerky
Cooked hot and sweet pork jerky
  • preparation time: 30 minutes
  • marinade time: 7 hours
  • drying time: 6 hours
Ingredients Cost
1lb of boneless pork leg$5.45 per 1 lb. at Walmart
1/3 cup soy sauce$1.52 for a 5 oz. container at Walmart
(1/3 cup or 3 oz. = 0.91 cents)
3 tablespoon brown sugar$2.17 for 2lb. a container at Walmart
(31 tbsp. per pound means that 3 tbsp. equates to 0.10 cents)
1 teaspoon liquid smoke hickory$1.34 for a 4 oz. container at Walmart
(2 tbsp per one oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.17 cents)
1 teaspoon 
  • cayenne pepper
  • $3.97 per 1.7 oz. container at Walmart
    (6 tsp. per oz. means that 1tsp equates to 0.39 cents )
    Total Cost: $7.02/6.21 oz. (full cost: meat + ingredients)

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    Homemade hot and sweet pork jerky recipe

    Homemade Hot and Sweet Pork Jerky Recipe

    This easy-to-follow recipe for spicy and sweet pork jerky provides a delicious, high-protein treat you can enjoy on the go. It's simple to make your own pork jerky, and it's an excellent method to control the ingredients and alter the flavor. Additionally, preparing your own pork jerky is significantly less expensive than purchasing it from a store!
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    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 6 hours
    Marinade Time: 7 hours
    Course: Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Beef Jerky
    Servings: 5
    Calories: 160kcal
    Author: Charles
    Cost: $7.02

    Ingredients


    Instructions

    • Cut the fat off your pork and put the meat n the freezer for 1-2 hours.
    • Slice your pork no more than ¼ inch thick, and cut against or across the grain.
    • Mix all ingredients for the marinade, add pork and leave it in the fridge for 6-24 hours.
    • Remove liquid from pork with paper towels dry meat on a food dehydrator at 160 degrees F for 5-7 hours or until slices bend and snap without breaking.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 35.2g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.8g | Protein: 24.9g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5.6g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

    Last update on 2022-09-22

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