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homemade teriyaki beef jerky

Recipe by
Kristin D
Clearfield, UT

This is an AMAZING recipe I've been using for quite a few years now. I got so tired of always having to spend so much money on such a small bag of jerky that I decided I wanted to try my hand at making my own. And it. Was. Awesome! Just a tip: You should try and find a thick teriyaki sauce for this.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Smoke

Ingredients For homemade teriyaki beef jerky

  • 2 c
    thick teriyaki sauce
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 dash
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 lb
  • 3 clove
  • 2 lb
    beef round roast, cut into 1/2 inch thick strips

How To Make homemade teriyaki beef jerky

  • 1
    Mix teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Place pineapple and garlic in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Pour pineapple mixture and teriyaki mixture into a resealable plastic bag. Add beef, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3
    Preheat smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C). Drain beef and discard marinade.
  • 4
    Smoke beef in the preheated smoker until jerky is dry and chewy but not crispy, 6 to 8 hours. Store jerky in the refrigerator.