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Jammin’ Venison Jerky Recipes: It’s What’s for Snack! [PICS]

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Lookin’ for that perfect snack while you chill in your blind or boat? Nothin’ better than a bit of venison jerky. Check out these 5 simple and delicious deer jerky recipes.

Jerky is a great snack, both for at home and for the boat, blind, or trail. Buy a dehydrator and learn how to make your own.

Creole Venison Jerky (When you need a little spice in your life…)

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What you need:

    • 2 pounds venison
    • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
    • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons barbecue seasoning
    • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • A dash cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce

What to do:

  1. Mix all ingredients except venison.
  2. Cut venison into strips (easier if partially frozen).
  3. Place venison in zip lock bag and add marinade to marinate overnight.
  4. Dehydrate in dehydrator or dryer until meat bends but does not break (6-8 hours).

Recipe courtesy of food.com

Sweet and Spicy Venison Jerky

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What you need:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 pound venison, cut into strips

What to do:

  1. Whisk together the sugar, black pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, lemon juice, liquid smoke, paprika, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the venison strips and toss to evenly coat.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. Remove the venison strips from the marinade and squeeze off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Arrange the venison on the racks of a food dehydrator so that it does not overlap.
  5. Dry the venison on High until dry but still pliable, about four hours. The jerky should bend without breaking.

Recipe Courtesy of allrecipes.com

Jalapeño Jerky (For those of you with a wild streak!)

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What you need:

    • 2 pounds venison, sliced
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno pepper, minced
    • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pepper

What to do:

  1. Rub salt into meat.
  2. Make marinade, add meat and place in glass container in fridge overnight.
  3. Dehydrate for 8 hours – don’t overcook.

Recipe courtesy of food.com

Ground Venison Jerky

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What you need:

  • 5 pounds ground venison
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Morton’s Tender Quick salt
  • 9 tsp. table salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cardamom 1 tsp.
  • 1 oz. liquid smoke
  • 1 oz. water

What to do:

  1. Mix ground venison with spices.
  2. Roll meat between sheets of waxed paper into 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Mix liquid smoke and water; brush on meat.
  4. Bake at lowest degree of heat on your oven control for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. When meat is dry, cut in strips, place in covered container and store in dry place.

Recipe courtesy of cooks.com

Cracked Black Pepper Jerky

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What you need:

  • 1 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of canning salt
  • 3 tablespoons of fine grind black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Morton® Tender Quick® curing mix

What to do:

  1. Combine the marinade with the meat and allow it to marinate overnight.
  2. Before drying, season with cracked or coarse ground black pepper if desired.
  3. Dry till the perfect consistency (bend, not break)
  4. Chow down!

Recipe courtesy of free-venison-recipes.com

Now you’ll never have to pay for snacks again. Plus, everything homemade tastes better!

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