Spicy Game Jerky

Everyone in our family loves this spicy game jerky recipe. Even my daughter, who isn’t generally a meat-eater. My husband, Scott, and I created this recipe together. It was after returning from one of his hunting trips, with an abundance of venison. We have been using this recipe ever since!

I was not planning on sharing this recipe. As a matter of fact, I referred to this as my “Secret Jerky Recipe.” But then an Instagram followers asked if I would share it, after seeing a picture of the jerky I had posted. Because I aim to please my followers, I’m giving up my secret recipe.

I usually post pictures for all the steps involved in a recipe. Unfortunately, I was asked to post the recipe AFTER the jerky was already in the dehydrator. As a result, I only have a few photos. Luckily, the steps are fairly simple to follow.



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Spicy Game Jerky
Spicy Game Jerky
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Spicy Game Jerky
Instructions
  1. Slice semi-frozen meat, against the grain, anywhere between 1/8" to 1/4" in thickness. Place is a ziplock bag.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients in a bowl, and whisk until completely combined. Carefully pour the marinade over the meat. Seal the bag and marinate overnight, or at least eight hours. Place the sliced meat on the racks of an electric dehydrator, making sure you leave space between the pieces of meat to allow for air circulation. If you like your jerky extra spicy, sprinkle some additional cayenne pepper over the meat before dehydrating.
    Spicy Game Jerky
  3. Use your dehydrator's settings to determine the length of time to dehydrate the meat. My dehydrator has a jerky setting, and usually takes approximately eight hours until the jerky is ready. The thinner pieces will be ready sooner than the thicker ones. For this reason, I start checking the jerky after approximately six hours, and pull off any pieces that are done.
    Spicy Game Jerky
  4. Once all the pieces are ready, turn off the dehydrator and allow to cool completely before storing. I divide the jerky in four sandwich bags, and write each family members' name on the bag so there's no fighting over the jerky.... yes, it's that good!
    Spicy Game Jerky
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