Smoky Beer Beef Jerky

Smoky Beer Beef Jerky

servings: 6 | calories: 257 | cooking time: 0 min | weight: 30 gr / oz
Category: dairy-free, dehydrated, high-energy, lightweight, snacks

nutrition info:

calories: 257, protein: 36.3 g, carbs: 8.0 g, fat: 7.3 g, sugars: 4.4 g, sodium: 863 mg

you'll need:

700 gs lean cut of beef, 1.54 lb
1 can Guinness Draught (0.44L)
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey, *
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste

at home:

Trim off any excess fat and silverskin from beef.
Place beef in a zip-lock bag and freeze for about 2 hours until firmed up.
Remove meat from freezer and cut into 1/4”-1/8’’ (4-6mm) strips.
In a bowl combine all the ingredients for marinade.
Add the beef to marinade and stir well to coat each slice.
Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
Take meat out. Drain in a colander.
Place beef slices on dehydrator tray.
Dry at 160-165F/71-74C for 1 hour, then reduce temperature to 155F/68C and continue to dry until pliable, with no moisture pockets visible (about 4-6 hours).

on the trail:


* For low-carb version, replace honey with fiber syrup.

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  1. anonymous 1 on April 26, 2021 at 5:38 am

    One ounce of pure fat is 220 calories and this recipe has very little fat so I think the backpacking menu that has a one ounce Smoky Beer Beef Jerky bar at 257 calories might be an error though I would love to get 257 calories in a 1.1 oz bar I don’t think this recipe manages that.

    • Tanya Krezevska on May 5, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Fat couldn’t be dehydrated, that’s why for jerky we use lean beef. And this is not a bar. Just plain beef

  2. M R on April 26, 2021 at 2:48 am

    For Beef Jerky is that 257 calories for 6 servings or one serving?

    servings: 6 | calories: 257 | cooking time: 0 min | weight: 30 gr / 1.1 oz

    • Tanya Krezevska on May 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      One serving

  3. Anonymous on August 2, 2020 at 1:21 am

    So the meat is never actually cooked in an oven or pan? The only heat added is in the dehydrator?

    • Tanya Krezevska on August 3, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Yep! But you should be 100% sure in quality of meat. Some sorts and pork and game can not be dried raw.

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