Black Pepper Jerky Recipe

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Eugene Frazier Modified: March 23, 2022
Black Pepper Jerky Recipe

How To Make Black Pepper Jerky

Thin slices of beef are marinated in soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, for a smoky flavor boost of this black pepper jerky.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes



  • 3cupsamber ale,or lager
  • 2cupssoy sauce
  • ½cupworcestershire sauce
  • 2tbspblack peppercorns,cracked
  • 2tbspblack pepper,coarsely ground
  • 2lbsbeef top round,or bottom round, trimmed


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ale or lager with the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and the cracked black peppercorns

  2. Cut the beef into ¼-inch-thick slices, either with or against the grain

  3. Add the beef to the marinade, a few slices at a time, stirring well to coat each slice with the marinade

  4. Cover and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours

  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

  6. Set a large wire rack on each of 3 large rimmed baking sheets. Remove the beef from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange the beef on the racks, leaving ¼-inch between slices. Sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper.

  7. Bake for about 4 hours, until the jerky is firm and almost completely dry, but still chewy.

  8. Let cool completely on the racks before serving. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 379.57kcal
  • Fat: 13.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.81g
  • Fiber: 1.84g
  • Sugar: 2.67g
  • Protein: 41.12g
  • Cholesterol: 104.33mg
  • Sodium: 4985.49mg
  • Calcium: 103.40mg
  • Potassium: 1161.88mg
  • Iron: 5.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.98mg
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