Oven Beef Jerky Recipes

Oven roasted beef jerky

The Spruce


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  • Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 3/4 lb. Beef Jerky (8 Servings)

You do not need a dehydrator to make this easy and flavorful oven beef jerky recipe at home. It can be dried in a conventional oven in your own kitchen. However, if you happen to own a dehydrator, you certainly can use this marinade on beef dried using that device.


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  • 1 pound boneless top round steak (or London broil, trimmed of fat)
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Wrap the beef in plastic wrap and freeze 30 to 60 minutes until firm, but not rock-hard. (This makes it easier to slice evenly.)

  2. Using a sharp knife, slice the beef across the grain into thin strips about 1/4-inch thick.

  3. Place liquid smoke, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a large zip-top freezer bag; seal and squish to combine. Or, combine these ingredients in a jar first, shake to mix, and pour into a zip-top freezer bag. 

  4. Place beef strips in the marinade, re-seal, and toss to coat. Open bag, squeeze out all the air, seal, and refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight.

  5. Heat oven to 250 F. Place a baking rack in a jellyroll pan and set aside.

  6. Drain meat strips from marinade and pat dry with paper towels.

  7. Arrange beef strips on the baking rack set in the jellyroll pan in a single layer with room in between for air circulation.

  8. Bake for about 4 hours, until dry to the touch. Remove from oven and let air-dry in a cool dry place for another 24 hours.

  9. Store in a covered container or zip-top bag.

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