What Is a Recipe for Teriyaki Beef Jerky?

What Is a Recipe for Teriyaki Beef Jerky?

Beef teriyaki jerky is made from dehydrated beef seasoned with soy sauce, Japanese sweet cooking wine and sugar. Ingredients such as ginger and spices help pack in some extra flavor.

Beef Teriyaki Jerky Recipe

This recipe was originally published on the Traeger Grills official website. It can be stored for several weeks in the fridge.

Prep time: 10 minutes plus marinade time

Cook time: 4 to 5 hours

Ready in: 1 day


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet cooking wine, such as mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1/4-inch thick pieces of fresh ginger
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds beef cuts such as sirloin tips, flank steaks or top or bottom rounds
  1. Blend the marinade
  2. Blend the first seven ingredients together in a small bowl.

  3. Prepare the beef
  4. Trim as much fat and connective tissue from the outside of the beef as possible. Use a sharp knife to slice the beef against the grain in 1/4-inch slices. Trim as much fat and connective tissue from the slices as possible.

  5. Marinate the beef
  6. Place the beef in a sealable plastic bag and cover with the marinade. Make sure all of the slices are coated with marinade and refrigerate for several hours. If possible, refrigerate the beef overnight.

  7. Dehydrate the beef
  8. Prepare a smoker or dehydrator according to the manufacturer's instructions. Let the meat smoke for 5 or more hours, according to the device's instructions.