Tis the Season to Eat Some Jerky (Beef or Deer)

Another post from SIL who by the way, makes the BEST jerky!!! I noticed that she used World Harbors Jerk Sauce for one of the ones she makes.  If you’ll remember, they also make FANTASTIC Barbecue sauce!!!

From her……..

I challenged My father in law to a jerk off.  I had to come up with the best tasting Jerky.  The only thing the winner gets is braggin’ right’s.  It’s ON!

I used Deer for the meat, cut to desired thickness.  We like both thick and thin slices.  The two pictures with the seasonings is what I used for that jerky ( went by the directions on the package/bottle but adjusted to my own needs). I used them to try and see what other flavors that I could come up with.

(World Harbors) Jerk Sauce: Sweet with a spicy aftertaste- My Fave
Mesquite (Grill Mates): Awesome–
Arizona Jerk- This is one that I have always used, and is a hit with most! The recipe for this one is below

Equal amount’s :

  • hot water
  • soy sauce
  • Worcestershire
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Uncle Chris’s to taste

Add salt to hot water until dissolved, mix everything in a bowl. (for all three I let marinate covered in the ice box over night. Arrange on dehydrator. Check every few hours until desired tenderness. Enjoy

I made several different flavors to see which we might like better, just to change things up a bit. The Winner’s in our home were these three that I’ve shared with you, and that are in the final picture.

Raw Deer Jerky Meat

Jerk Sauce Jerky

Grill Mates Jerky

Arizona Jerky

Jerky in Dehydrater

Beef or Deer Jerky

Join The Discussion




  1. 1

    chrystal says

    Ok I’ll be the first one………you challenged him to a “jerk off” did ya? LMAO! You might want to change that…..

  2. 2

    Allie says

    My husband makes jerky to, and i would suggest spraying the trays with Pam, or some cooking spray, because they are really hard to get clean :)

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    Sam says

    hmm, Chrystal go there before me – “jerk off” made me snigger!!

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    max says

    you folks that think you know how to make jerky. lol. been doing this for 40 yrs. and shot my own deer, elk, buffalo. go back to the drawing board!

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    A Cowboy's Wife says

    Maybe you should enlighten us instead of being rude. And just because we show it one way, doesn’t mean we don’t know how to do other ways;)

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    Rocky says

    You Go Girl! That “OLD” jerky pro SHOULD enlighten us! As I read it the recipe did have wild game in it. So I am guess that they shot this themselves. The only real different thing is that a dehydrator was used instead of hanging it outside or drying it in the oven. It sounds great to me. I hope that you win the contest with your FIL.

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    Taryn says

    In my Hometown of Hawaii we make a similiar dish with wonderful taste. Its called Pipikaula. It’s like a jerky but the flavor is wonderful!