Healthy Homemade Beef Jerky

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Healthy Homemade Beef Jerky

6 minutes
Calories 90kcal


  • 500 grams lean minced beef (1.1 lb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (1.1 lb)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (1.1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl: minced meat, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, salt and coconut aminos.
  • Mix using your hands.
  • Place the meat mix on top of a strong parchment paper or a heatproof baking mat and press down using your hands to flatten.
  • Use a rolling pin and roll out until you get a rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick.
  • Pre-cut the jerky into thin slices using a pizza cutter.
  • Place in the oven preheated to 90 °C/ 190 °F and cook for 4-5 hours, until dry.
  • Drain the excess juices every 2 hours.
  • Flipping the jerky on the other side half way through the cooking process will speed up the drying.
  • If you decide to make two batches of beef jerky, make sure you use two baking sheets - each for one batch.
  • You could also use a dehydrator and dry on a higher temperature setting.
  • When done, remove from the oven and let it cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Using a pizza cutter, slice the pre-cut jerky.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a month, or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Eat by itself or with low-carb dips like Guacamole, Baba Ganoush or Cheesy Low-Carb Dip.
  • Reserve the meat juices for cooking - it will add flavour to your meals! Simply pour in a jar and keep refrigerated for up to a week.


Calories: 90kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:39:54.

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