Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe



  • 2 pounds of Saint John’s Organic Farm ground beef

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp pepper

  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • Mix seasonings into beef. Press out with a jerky gun (this is the “big gun” I use), roll flat with a rolling pin, or just form thin “pancakes” with your hands to make strips.

  • Dry in a dehydrator (note: place the beef strips on the rack making sure that they are not touching or overlapping. Leaving space in between the slices allows the air to better circulate and dry the meat). Turn the dehydrator to 160 degrees and let run for about 4 hours. Check every 30 to 60 minutes until the jerky is done.

  • Depending on the dehydrator and the thickness of the jerky, it may take between 4 and 12 hours for the jerky to fully dry. You can also use an oven, or a smoker, following the same instructions.