Best Homemade Venison Jerky Recipes

For my venison jerky recipes, always select lean cuts of meat. Remove any fat around the edges. Use both front shoulders or flank steak, brisket or round steak.

For utmost tenderness, slice very thinly, against the grain and cut into strips, no more than 1/4 inch thick.

Venison Jerky Recipes

Venison Jerky Recipes

Marinate for at least 12 hours, the longer the better. After meat has marinated blot dry with paper towels. Do NOT use salt.

The first of my venison jerky recipes is outstanding. You will agree after you taste it. You'll never buy store bought again after making this, and you'll also save big time money. You can also make this if you find London broil or flank steaks on sale, grab some and make this deer jerky today.


4 lbs venison
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Hungarian hot paprika, more if you want it spicier
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup homemade soy sauce
1/4 cup homemade teriyaki sauce
1/2 cup homemade worcestershire sauce
3 TBS hot sauce (or to taste)

Trim fat from the meat (if there is any) and slice into 4 inch strips. The meat pieces should be between 1/4-1/2 inch thick. It is easier to slice this meat if it is partially frozen. Pound meat lightly and set aside.

Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour this marinade over the strips of meat. Cover and refrigerate over night.

In the morning, line cookie sheets with foil. Place strips of meat on the sheets - do not overlap the meat.

PREHEAT oven to 150-175 degrees; or the lowest temperature it has. Bake for 3 hours; turn the meat over and bake for an additional 3 hours. Jerky is cooked when meat is dried out. Enjoy.


1 lb venison
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 TBS A-1 steak sauce
1 TBS homemade worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup homemade soy sauce
1/4 cup whiskey, optional

Place the venison in the freezer and semi-freeze the meat so it’s easily to slice into 1/4 inch strips. Secret: Venison meat cut with the grain will be chewy, and against the grain will be tender. Combine everything together and let sit overnight in the refrigerator. Drain well.

Food Dehydrator
If you are using a food dehydrator, just place the pieces on the rack. Do not over lap the pieces; let dry for 24 to 36 hours.
Oven Method
PREHEAT oven to 150 degrees and place the venison pieces on a cookie sheet; not overlapping. Bake for 8 to 10 hours, or until the venison bends without breaking.


3 lb venison or beef

3 TBS homemade soy sauce
4 TBS homemade worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp homemade cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1 tsp homemade onion powder
4 TBS homemade teriyaki sauce
Liquid Smoke (hickory flavor), to taste
homemade hot sauce, to taste
3 cups juice drained from banana peppers

Combine all ingredients, blend well. Add meat, stir at least twice during marinating. If you have a dehydrator, use it. Otherwise preheat the oven to 150 degrees and bake for 8 to 10 hours.

Chinese Venison Jerky

You will love this venison jerky recipe.


3 lbs venison, cleaned and sliced into strips

1/2 cup homemade soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dry sherry
6 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 TBS ginger, minced

1 1/2 TBS homemade cayenne pepper (optional), or to taste
1-1/2 TBS sesame oil
dash of pepper

Cut meat in half, lengthwise and slice diagonally crosswise into paper thin strips 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide and 4 inches long.

Transfer to shallow pan. Combine marinade ingredients and rub thoroughly into meat. Arrange meat on racks and let dry at cool room temperature overnight (do not refrigerate).

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with foil and set wire racks on top of each baking sheet. Arrange meat on racks in single layer. Bake 30 minutes.

Reduce heat to 175 degrees and continue drying meat another 40 minutes. Meat should be lightly brown but not burnt. Let meat continue to dry on racks at cool room temperature overnight before packing into jars.

Dried meat can be brushed lightly with sesame oil for additional flavor and shine. Makes about 36 pieces.

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