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The Mrs's Homemade Beef Jerky


  • 3 pounds bottom round beef roast
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup of your favorite hot sauce I recommend Ring of Fire
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons steak seasoning
  • 2-3 tablespoons garlic powder


  • Freeze your roast partially - this makes it easier to slice it thin. Once partially frozen, cut the roast against the grain in thin uniform slices.
  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Place the beef in a large ziploc bag (or other sealable container) and pour over the marinade. Seal the container, and refrigerate overnight - or at least for 8 hours. Drain the marinade off of the beef, and place the beef slices in your dehydrator. Run the dehydrator until the beef is thoroughly dried. Your dehydrator should have a guide as to how long this takes per your machine. It can take anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on your dehydrator.
  • If you don't have a dehydrator, you can also use your oven. Place your sliced beef on a wire rack set upon of a baking sheet, Cook at 165 degrees for 1-3 hours or until your meat is cooked thoroughly.