Venison Jerky Marinade Recipe

Even if you have never tried venison jerky, why not make some of your own? After all, if you are perusing venison recipes, chances are you already have your deer. Venison jerky makes a delectable treat that is actually rather healthy and certainly more affordable than store-bought jerky. It does not matter if you like your deer jerky hot or mild, pungent or plain; there is a recipe to fit everyone's taste buds.

The marinade you choose is what gives the jerky its distinct flavor. Some recipes will instruct you to let your venison marinate for just a few hours. A recipe with such instructions is probably not the one you want to use. In order to soak up an adequate amount of flavoring from the marinade, the venison must be allowed sufficient exposure to it. If the marinating process is cut short, the jerky will not have any depth of flavor at all. Contrary to any rumor you may have heard, jerky is much more than plain old dried meat and can be a terrific snack.

One favorite of game meat lovers everywhere is called Cracked Black Pepper Venison Jerky. If you love black pepper, this might be just the venison jerky marinade recipe for you. The cracked black pepper marinade is probably the mildest-flavored jerky marinade compared to many others. The pepper gives it just enough heat to satisfy heat seekers without being overbearing. The rest of the ingredients combine to offer a light touch of spice for those who are not big fans of herbs and spices.

This recipe is for a total of five pounds of sliced venison. If you are planning to make more than that, simply double the recipe.

Venison Jerky Marinade
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 cup of Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup of soy sauce
¼ cup of teriyaki
2 tablespoons of packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons of canning salt
3 tablespoons of finely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of Liquid Smoke
1 to ½ teaspoons of Morton's Tender Quick

Combine these ingredients in a bowl. Next, combine the marinade with the meat. Allow it to marinate no less than overnight. Ideally, you should leave the venison soaking in the mixture for closer to 48 hours. In order to make sure all of the meat is equally marinated, it is a good idea to rotate the venison every few hours. Finally, before drying the meat, you will want to season with cracked or coarse ground black pepper.

Once you give this venison jerky marinade recipe a try, you may find yourself back in the kitchen whipping up the next batch. You might run out sooner than planned since every bite will bring them back for more! 

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