Best Homemade Beef Jerky

Homemade beef jerky. A very simple, easy recipe that doesn’t require marinating the beef prior to drying it in the oven. It’s so good, I now make it once a week for our family of four, and it doesn’t last the whole week!

Anytime I put the word “best” in a title, I feel like I need to explain myself…

We have made many beef jerky recipes over the years. So with brown sugar or honey, some with various cuts of beef, and different spices.

This particular jerky recipe is a personal favorite, because:

  • There is no added sugar.
  • It offers a fabulous blend of spices.
  • And it fits into Paleo, Keto, and Gluten Free meal plans.

When you are trying to stick to a particular diet, it can be really tricky to find healthy and tasty store-bought items that fit. (Have you tried some of the gluten free or Paleo items out there? Ick!)

Therefore, you tend to have to make meals, and all your snacks, at home. Although this is a little inconvenient at first, it lends to a much healthier, much more delicious daily routine.

It also revs up the creative juices!

We were recently testing out a new food dehydrator. Even though I loved how it dried fresh fruit, I was very unhappy with the results in homemade beef jerky. Especially after waiting so many hours.

To me, the best homemade beef jerky is made in the oven. With the oven set at its lowest heat, it is still hotter than a food dehydrator. I believe this dries the beef faster and locks in the flavor.

Today, I’m sharing my favorite beef jerky recipe. It’s not the sweetest jerky, or even the prettiest beef jerky I’ve ever made.

Yet it does take the cake in bold flavor, texture, and health!

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:


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