Sara's Beef Jerky

Sara's Beef Jerky


"This is a great way to make beef jerky at home without the use of a smoker or dehydrator. Just pop the meat in your oven and eight hours later you've got delicious jerky. Ask your butcher to slice the meat for you."


8 h 20 m servings 404 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 26.7 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 33.7 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 1782 mg
  • 71%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  2. In a medium, nonporous bowl, combine the salt, liquid smoke, garlic powder, monosodium glutamate, onion powder, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Place meat slices in this mixture and coat well. Then place the meat slices onto two 10x15 inch baking dishes in a single layer.
  4. Bake at 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) for 8 hours.
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  1. 14 Ratings


First time making beef jerky. This was excellent! Friends also loved this recipe. I reduced cooking time by 1 hour for more tender result.

My husband thought the flavor of the jerky was very good, but thought it was too crunchy. I'll try it again and reduce the cooking time to give it the chewier texture that he likes.

almost as good as company's coming recipe. Added liquid smoke to improve jerky taste

marinate overnight and then dry it at 150 for 6-8 hours instead of 200 and it won't crisp as much

This was very good. My kids love jerky and have me make it every year for vacation. I made just a couple of adjustments. I used a dehydrator and I added some tobassco sauce just to give it a ...

Beef jerky was great. I sent some to my husbands office and everyone there enjoyed it.

Very Good Jerky! I did marinate it overnight for extra flavor. Great Recipe!

personally i don't like the jerky in the store but my husband does so i tried making Sara's at home and it was great. i never touch his store bought jerky but this one we share. watch your time ...

I liked parts of this recipe, but I changed it up a bit. firsty, I like to trim and cut the sirloin myself. So I put it in the freezer for about 45 minutes, then trimed the fat and cut it into 1...