Spicy Jerky Marinade

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups/475 mL (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
158 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 cups/475 mL (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1932mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 4g
Calcium 40mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

While this jerk marinade works well for all cuts of beef, the high salt content makes it the perfect marinade for homemade beef or game meat jerky.


  • 1 cup/240 mL soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL canola
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL sugar (brown)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL sherry (cooking variety)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL hot sauce (Tabasco)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL ginger (ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. 1Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine all ingredients until sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Marinate thin strips of meat for about 2 hours. If making ahead, simply store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation or in the freezer for 3 months.

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