Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky

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Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN

This post is written by my loving husband… the hunter. He has been hunting with his family his entire life. 

Take it away, Luke…

I grew up on a cow/calf and corn/soybean/ alfalfa farm in little Walnut Grove, MN, home of the historical Laura Ingalls Wilder. Hunting has always been a part of my 4th generation family, and I look forward to returning every year to spend time with my family and a few friends. I also feel it’s vitally important to pass these traditions along, so I’ve been bringing my boy, Andrew, with me since he’s been 4 years old, just old enough to sit still for a couple hours, but he still needs to be carried out to the tree stand.

Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN

This year, we took a healthy doe that was raised in our alfalfa fields.

Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN

We’ve always processed our own deer, and this year, we made venison jerky

Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN

If you love jerky but don’t like paying high grocery store prices or all the nitrates and other preservatives added, here’s a simple yet delicious way to make your own venison jerky recipe from home.

Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN

In this example, we’re going to use a venison roast, but you can also substitute beef, preferably a roast cut.

Delicious and Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

Venison Jerky Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 1-pound boneless venison roast
  • 4 tablespoons Braggs Liquid Aminos — where to find
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring — where to find
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Appliances:

Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN

Venison Jerky Recipe Directions:

  • Slice meat into 1/8” to ¼” wide trips
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky | Real Food RN
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

  • In a large releasable plastic bag, combine Braggs liquid aminos, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, sugar, pepper, garlic powder, onion salt and salt.
  • Seal bag and refrigerate 4 to 8hours, making sure to distribute marinade evenly.
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN
  • For the ground jerky, grind the meat after it marinates
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

  • Use the jerky gun to make strips
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

  • For Oven: Preheat oven to 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place a pan on the bottom of the oven to catch drips or line with aluminum foil and dehydrate for 8 hours.
  • For Dehydrator: 155 degrees for 8 hours.
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN
Delicious and Easy Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe | Real Food RN

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