Honeyed Ginger & Garlic Beef Jerky

Honeyed Ginger & Garlic Beef Jerky

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A perfect fusion of rich soy, golden honey, zesty ginger, and aromatic garlic, creating a jerky that's irresistibly sweet, savoury, and delightfully nuanced with every bite.
Course Snack
Servings 9 strips
Prep Time 12 hours
Dehydrating Time 4 hours


  • 1 Dehydrator
  • 1 Meat Tenderizer
  • 1 small saucepan


  • 200 g lean beef (rouladin is easiest – otherwise slice other cuts into about ¼″ thick pieces)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced


  • 1. Combine all ingredients (except for beef) in a saucepan. Stir and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • 2. Slice beef into about ¼" thick slices (length does not matter) and tenderize with meat tenderizer. (Tenderize to obtain proper and even thickness, as well as to best allow marinade to soak into the meat; if using rouladin, you will likely only have to lightly tenderize as it's already desirably thin).
  • 3. Slice into about 1″ - 2" wide pieces; length to preference.
  • 4. Once marinade is cooled, place meat into a container with marinade. Gently stir and fold to ensure all meat is coated with marinade.
  • 5. Let marinate in fridge for 12 hours. Meat will absorb much of the marinade and appear thicker.
  • 6. Disperse in dehydrator and dehydrate at 160℉ for about 4-5 hours. When done, meat should be dry but pliable.


  • Dehydrating time may vary (the thickness, water and fat content of the meat, as well as the humidity and altitude of your environment will impact dehydrating time)
  • You can use 0.75 tsp garlic powder instead of fresh garlic;
  • You can use 0.5 tsp ground ginger instead of fresh ginger. *If using ground ginger, omit bringing ingredients to a simmer. Simply combine all ingredients in a bowl for marinade (note: fresh garlic and ginger is highly recommended)
  • Scroll down for storage guidelines
  • Learn more about dehydrating from our Dehydrating 101 post.


Serving: 3slicesCalories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 6.7gProtein: 18.3gFat: 10.5gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 55.3mgSodium: 236mgFiber: 0gSugar: 5.9g
Keywords: dehydrated recipe, jerky

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Storage Guidelines:

  • Keep stored in a sealable bag or container
    •  Tip: Vacuum sealing can more than triple the shelf life
  • Keep stored in a cool, dry and dark place
    • For longer term storage, store in your freezer (especially if not vacuum sealed)
  • When dried and stored properly, beef jerky is considered safe at room temperature for 3-4 weeks,  or 6 months in the freezer. 
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