Honey peppered beef jerky recipe

Honey Peppered Beef Jerky Recipe

Are you looking for a snack that’s both savory and spicy? Look no further than honey peppered beef jerky. I recently discovered this kind of beef jerky, which has the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

It has the satisfying texture and flavor of beef jerky with a hint of honey that will excite your taste buds. You’ll be hooked after one bite!

Ingredients for Honey Peppered Beef Jerky

Ingredients for honey peppered beef jerky
Ingredients for honey peppered beef jerky

Choosing the Perfect Beef

The cut of the beef you use will affect how long your jerky lasts. The fattier it is, the shorter it will last. We used eye of round, but other cuts like sirloin tip and bottom round could work.

For this recipe, I bought the Eye of Round beef at Walmart for $6.61 per pound.

Our choice of beef – Eye of round
Our choice of beef – Eye of round

Preparing the Beef and Marinating

Trimming the Fat

The fat in beef jerky causes it to spoil. So, if you want it to last for a long time, take the fat off.

Removing it is crucial if you wish to have high-quality jerky!

Cutting off fat from the beef
Cutting off fat from our beef

I weighed the meat to find out how much jerky we would have.

Weighing meat in grams
Weighing meat in grams (460 grams/16.23 oz.)

Cutting the Beef

When you’ve removed all the fat from the beef, put it in the freezer for one-two hours, so it is easier to cut.

When ice crystals start forming, take it out and slice it into thin strips.

Cut against the grain so that your jerky is more tender and has a better texture.

Cutting frozen meat
Cutting frozen meat

Marinating the Beef

We are going to put a lot of flavor on our beef. First, mix the ten marinade ingredients until they are well blended.

My suggestion is to use the measuring cup.

Measuring cup for coking the marinade

Then combine the beef and the marinade in a container. Put it in your fridge for 7 hours minimum, but you can leave it up to 24 hours for more flavor. We left ours overnight.

Mixing the marinade and meat for honey peppered beef jerky
Mixing the marinade and meat for honey peppered beef jerky

Time to Dry Your Beef

After you have marinated the beef, you will need to get rid of the extra liquid left.

This could be done by putting the meat on a paper towel for a few minutes. The paper towel will soak up any extra liquid from the meat.

Placing the beef on a paper towel
Placing the beef on a paper towel

There are three ways to dehydrate beef jerky: in an oven, in an electric smoker, or in dehydrator.

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We used a food dehydrator because it’s easy and small. Load the meat strip into the dehydrator and let it do its job!

Our beef placed on the dehydrator
Our beef placed on the dehydrator

Dehydrate your jerky at 160 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 – 8 hours. We took 7 hours in our food dehydrator, but yours could take less time or more. It depends on how thick the meat is.

You will end up with around ⅓ of the weight you start with. We started with a pound of beef and ended up with 6.63 oz (188 grams) of beef jerky (see scale below).

Weighing meat after cooking
Weighing meat after cooking (188 grams/6.63 oz.)

Recipe

Cooked honey peppered beef jerky
Cooked honey peppered beef jerky

This recipe serves 5 people.

  • preparation time: 30 minutes
  • marinade time: 7 hours
  • drying time: 7 hours
Ingredients Cost
1 lb. of beef; I choose Eye of round beef, but any could work $6.61 per 1 lb. at Walmart
1/4 teaspoon of Prague Powder #1 curing saltBetween $12 and $13 for a 2.5 lb. pack
(96 teaspoons per pound means that 1/4 of a teaspoon equates to 0.01 cents)
1/4 cup soy sauce$1.52 for a 5 oz. container at Walmart
(1/4 cup or 2 oz. = 0.61 cents)
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce$1.00 for a 10 oz. container at Walmart
(2 tbsp per one oz. equates to 0.10 cents )
1/4 cup beef broth$0.67 for a 14.5 oz. container at Walmart
(1/4 cup or 2 oz. = 0.09 cents)
1/4 cup honey$2.98 per 12 oz. container at Walmart
(1/4 cup or 2 oz. = 0.50 cents)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper$3.98 for 3.12 oz. a container at Walmart
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.21 cents per 1 teaspoon)
1/4 teaspoon onion powderBetween $4 and $5 for a 1.73 oz. container
( 6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.38 cents or 0.10 cents per 1/4 teaspoon )
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes$0.98 per 1.75 oz. container at Walmart
( 6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.09 cents or 0.045 cents per 1/2 teaspoon )
1/2 teaspoon ginger ground$4 – 5 dollar range for a 1.64 oz. container
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1/2 teaspoon equates to 0.20 cents)
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil$4 – 5 dollar range for a 8.4 oz. container
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.08 cents or 0.02 cents per 1/4 teaspoon )
Total Cost: $8.50/6.63 oz. (full cost: meat + ingredients)

Beef Jerky Recipe with Brown Sugar

Beef Jerky Recipe with Brown Sugar

Are you hunting for a tasty and simple recipe for beef jerky? This is the ideal one! Brown sugar is used in its preparation, giving it a pleasant sweetness and smoky flavor that give it an outstanding flavor. You should always keep some on hand in case you are hungry. Don't forget to try the protein-rich beef jerky with brown sugar, which will sate your appetite!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Marinade Time: 7 hours
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Jerky
Servings: 5
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Charles
Cost: $9.60

Ingredients


Instructions

  • The first step is to trim the fat from your beef.
  • Next, cut it into slices that are no more than ¼ inch thick and then slice against or across the grain.
  • Mix all of the marinade ingredients together.
  • Then put beef and marinade in a container or Ziploc bag and place it in the fridge for 6-24 hours.
  •  Remove excess liquid from the beef with a paper towel. 
  • Dry your beef in a food dehydrator, oven, or electric smoker at 160 degrees F for 5 – 8 hours; when the beef bend and crack without snapping, it’s ready!

Nutrition

Serving: 37.6g | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.4g | Protein: 28.7g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1392mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 17.3g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 18mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Last update on 2022-09-22

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