Teriyaki pork jerky recipe

Teriyaki Pork Jerky Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to get your daily protein, then you need to try this teriyaki pork jerky recipe!

Pork is an excellent source of long-lasting protein, and the teriyaki sauce gives it a delicious flavor. Plus, this recipe is simple enough that anyone can make it.

Just follow the recipe below, and you would have a batch of delicious teriyaki pork jerky. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Ingredients for a teriyaki pork jerky
Ingredients for a Teriyaki pork jerky

Before you start making Teriyaki pork jerky, make sure that you have the following ingredients:

Prepearing the Pork

For this recipe, I decided to try boneless chops, which I bought at Walmart for $5.45/per lb.

Our choice is boneless chops
Our choice is boneless chops

Get a sharp knife. Cut any fat from the pork.

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

I initially weighed the meat to determine how much pork we’ll have after dehydrating it.

Weighing our pork in grams
Weighing our pork in grams (428g/15.1oz.)

Now it’s time to cut the pork. My suggestion is to place your pork in the freezer for one to two hours before cutting, as cutting slightly frozen meat is easier. Try to slice the pork as thinly as you can.

Cutting our meat for teriyaki pork jerky
Cutting our meat for Teriyaki pork jerky

The next step is to gather all the ingredients and make a marinade. You’ll need to mix the ingredients that we listed above in the right proportions.

See the measuring cup below.

Measuring cup for coking the marinade

Now you’ll mix your marinade and pork, letting it sit between 6 and 24 hours. The longer you marinate the meat, the stronger the flavor is.

Mixing our marinade and pork
Mixing our marinade and pork

Drying the Pork

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

If you don’t want to use a dehydrator, you can dry your pork in an oven or in an electric smoker. I prefer to use a food dehydrator.

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

The best way is to put the pork on the dehydrator trays and dry it at 160 degrees F for 6 hours. This will make a pork tender with a slight crisp taste – just how I like it! Your pork may take from 5 to 8 hours to fully dehydrate, depending on what thickness of meat you have and your taste preferences.

Teriyaki Pork Jerky Recipe
Pork looks like after dehydration

We weighed the meat before we cooked it. It was 428 grams or 15.1 oz. After we cooked it, the weight was less – 176 grams or 6.21 oz. It means that there is 58% less meat!

Weighing pork after cooking in grams
Weighing pork after cooking in grams

Recipe

Cooked Teriyaki pork jerky recipe
Cooked Teriyaki pork jerky recipe
  • serves 5 people
  • preparation time: 30 minutes
  • marinade time: 6 hours
  • drying time: 6 hours
Ingredients Cost
1lb of boneless pork leg$5.45 per 1 lb. at Walmart
1/2 cup Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade$12-13 dollar range for 2 pk 10 oz. each
(1/2 cup or 4 oz. = $4.40)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce$1.00 for a 10 oz. container at Walmart
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.10 cents)
1 teaspoon sea salt$1.96 for 2.12 oz. a container at Walmart
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.15 cents)
2 tablespoon brown sugar$2.17 for 2lb. a container at Walmart
(31 tbsp. per pound means that 2 tbsp. equates to 0.07 cents)
1/2 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 or 0.11 cents per 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 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 0.20 cents per 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powderBetween $4 and $5 for a 2.33 oz. container
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.28 cents or 0.14 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 teaspoon liquid smoke hickory$1.34 for a 4 oz. container at Walmart
(6 tsp per one oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.05 cents)
Total Cost: $10.92/6.5 oz. (full cost: meat + ingredients)

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Teriyaki pork jerky recipe

Teriyaki Pork Jerky Recipe

You should try this recipe for teriyaki pork jerky if you're searching for a quick and delectable method for getting your recommended daily intake of protein! Pork is a fantastic source of lasting protein, and the teriyaki sauce gives it a delicious taste. Additionally, this recipe is so easy that anyone can make it. Follow the instructions below to make some excellent teriyaki pork jerky. Enjoy!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Marinade Time: 6 hours
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Jerky
Servings: 5
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Charles
Cost: $10.92

Ingredients


Instructions

  • Cut fat from your pork and put pork in a freezer for 1-2 hours.
  • Cut pork into slices no more than ¼ inch thick, cutting across or against the grain.
  • Mix all ingredients for your marinade, add your pork in a container or Ziploc bag with the marinade, and then place it in the fridge for 6-24 hours.
  • Remove excess liquid from the meat with a paper towel and dry the meat in a food dehydrator, oven, or electric smoker for 6-8 hours or until it bends without snapping when you bend it.

Nutrition

Serving: 35.2g | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.8g | Protein: 25.3g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1085mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 8.9g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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Last update on 2022-09-22

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