Beef Jerky in a Dehydrator

By Mikhaila

Beef Jerky in a Dehydrator

Beef Jerky in a Dehydrator

Making your own beef jerky with a dehydrator is a fantastic way to get a
quick shot of protein and is also so much better than the store bought
jerky. Beef jerky is a delicious snack and homemade jerky can also last a good amount of time in the store cupboard.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 30 minutes


  • 2-3lb round roast or lamb leg
  • Salt
  • Dehydrator


  1. Purchase a round roast at a butcher or a lamb leg roast for lamb jerky. Have the butcher slice the roast using one of their machines as thinly as possible (4mm thick). 
  2. If you have a roast you want to slice, stick the roast in the freezer for 15 minutes first. It makes it much easier to slice. 
  3. Place all the slices on your dehydrator trays so they are not touching.  
  4. Salt the jerky liberally. More than liberally. Coat these suckers. If you want to you can salt both sides but I like to do things fast. It’s better if you salt both sides. 
  5. Put the meat in the dehydrator. Set the temperature to about 155-165°F and leave it in there for about 9 hours. 
  6. Your jerky should crunch when you bend it. That’s how you know it’s done. 
  7. Keep in a ziplock bag in the freezer. 
  8. This is a great travel snack!
  9. Also you can eat this with tallow (like butter on crackers).

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