The simplest beef jerky you’ll ever make for you and sharable with your furry best friend

We kick off our training month with some protein. Personally, I like my beef jerky harder and in thinner smaller pieces, but cut as you wish!
While putting away my first batch my hands accidentally dropped near half of it on the kitchen floor, my 13 pound furry companion (my personal Hoover) jumped to the rescue to have as much as he could — before I packed them up in a container for him to have as treats later. Double success recipe! Snacks for me, and healthy and good for your dog too.
Note though, as there are no preservatives after a week this will grow mold… so don’t make a huge mound! Just come back here and refresh your memory on how to make it again!


1 Pound Beef, sliced with the grain 1/8-inch thick, 2 to 4-inches wide (I personally like them the thinner the better)

1/3 Cup soy sauce

1 Tbsp Coconut sugar or Raw Cane Sugar

3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 Tsp garlic powder (optional)

2 Cloves garlic, minced

1 Tsp black pepper


  1.  In a small mixing bowl, mix together soy sauce, sugar, Worcestershire, minced garlic, garlic powder and black pepper. Pour into a zipper-locking plastic bag.
  2. Add sliced beef to the bag. Remove most air when you close the bag, making sure marinade evenly coats each slice. Refrigerate overnight or for best results for two nights.
  3. Preheat oven to 175 F. Remove beef from marinade, pat dry and discard marinade. Place pieces on a wire rack on a sheet pan. You can directly add on a sheet pan and parchment paper too. Dehydrate in oven for about 2 hours. Remove tray from oven, flip each piece over and dehydrate for about 2 more hours or until there is no moisture on surface of beef.