Spicy low carb ground beef jerky recipe

Ground Beef Jerky - Ground Venison Jerky

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade beef jerky, low carb snack
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 32 strips
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Lisa MarcAurele
Here's how to make ground beef or venison jerky with or without a jerky gun. Simply season the meat, press into thin strips, then dehydrate. A perfect low carb snack!
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  • 3 pounds ground beef or venison
  • 5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a jerky gun, press thin strips onto dehydrator racks. Or, roll thin between parchment paper, cut into strips and place on racks.
  • Dehydrate for 7-12 hours until dry and crisp.
  • Store up to 7 days in refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.


Makes 16 servings (2 strips each)
Nutrition per serving (2 strips): 0.5g net carb


Serving: 2g | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12.8g | Sodium: 640mg | Fiber: 0.1g

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