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Recipe of sweet and spicy beef jerky

Sweet and Spicy

This delicious recipe combines savory beef jerky with sweet brown sugar and heat from red pepper. The trick is in the seasonings, and it's simpler than you might think to give this traditional American snack an Asian-fusion twist!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Marinade Time: 8 hours
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Jerky
Servings: 5
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Charles
Cost: $8.08



  • Trim the fat from your beef, then place it in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
  • Cut the beef into slices no more than ¼ inch thick, slicing against or across the grain.
  • Mix all marinade ingredients together.
  • Combine beef and marinade in a container or Ziploc bag, then place in the fridge for 6-24 hours.
  • Remove excess liquid from beef with a paper towel.
  • Dry the beef in a food dehydrator, oven, or electric smoker at 160 degrees F for 4-8 hours or until slices bend and crack without snapping.


Serving: 36.2g | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.2g | Protein: 28.8g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2.3g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 17mg
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