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Easy Beef Jerky Recipe

If you have a pellet grill or an electric smoker, you can easily make your own beef jerky. Smoky, delicious, portable meat snack.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Marinade12 hrs
Total Time22 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 495kcal


  • 3 pounds flank steak or eye of round
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • Put the beef in the freezer for 30 minutes, 60 minutes for a bigger beef cut like eye of round. This is going to make it much easier to slice.
  • Slice the flank steak with the grain in 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients together and pour into a gallon size resealable bag.
  • Add the flank steak and squeeze out the air in the bag.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
  • Light the pellet grill and set the temperature to 165 degrees.
  • Remove the flank steak from the marinade and arrange in a single layer on the grill.
  • Close the lid and smoke the beef jerky on the pellet grill for 8 - 10 hours.
  • Check it at 8 hours. If you like your jerky drier, just continue to cook until you get it to your liking.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 75g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 1908mg | Potassium: 1299mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 6mg