Sweet and Spicy Deer Jerky Recipe

sweet and spicy venison jerky in a jar

3 from 2 reviews


  1. 1 lb lean ground beef or venison
  2. 2 Tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos
  3. 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  4. 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  5. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  6. 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  7. 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients togetherground venison with sweet and spicy spices

Use a jerky shooter to finish, or

  1. Roll venison mixture out on a piece of parchment paper to about 3/8” thickness (yep, just like sugar cookies!jerky mix
  2. Using a pizza cutter or large knife, cut jerky into inch-wide strips
  3. Slip the blade of your knife, or bench scraper under a piece of jerky and transfer to dehydrator tray or follow these instructions for oven drying
  4. Dry on highest heat setting (160º) for 6-8 hours until jerky is completely dryjerky in dehyrator
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks, or indefinitely in the freezer.sweet and spicy jerky in a bowl
  6. Enjoy!