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How to Make Beef Jerky with NO Equipment: Easy Homemade Jerky

How to Make Beef Jerky with NO Equipment: Easy Homemade Jerky

No dehydrator? No jerky gun? No smoker? No problem. Chef Jed shows you how to make delicious beef or venison jerky at home using no special jerky making equipment.


  • Lean Ground Beef (90%)
  • Honey BBQ Jerky Kit
  • Parchment Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Metal Drying Rack
  • Oven


The trickiest part of making jerky is having to buy all of the expensive equipment. For this homemade jerky, we're using just pre-ground beef, a rolling pin and parchment paper. 

For jerky making, you want to use at least 90% lean ground beef because we don't want to much fat in the mixture as it will slow down the dehydrating process. You can also use lean ground turkey, chicken, venison or other lean ground proteins. 

With our Honey BBQ Jerky kit you will just need a few at home tools to make your homemade jerky! Each kit includes three pre-measured seasoning packets with cure for up to 15 lbs of meat. 


To start, mix the beef with our Honey BBQ jerky kit mix, everything you need is included in the kit.

When everything is fully mixed you will need to put the ground beef between two pieces of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll that out once mixed. Once flat, cut the meat into 1/4" strips and lay onto your metal drying racks. Score your meat with any straight edge and put in your oven. You're going to want to set the temperature of the oven to a lower setting around 170-180 degrees F with the oven door slightly open. Bake for 4-5 hours or until your homemade jerky can be broken apart! For the last step you are going to blot your jerky with paper towel and let cool! 


You have now succeeded in making homemade beef jerky with no special equipment! 

Don't hesitate to check out the rest of our jerky kits and tips!  

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