Delicious beef jerky made right from your oven with incredible ease!

For too long I have thought you absolutely needed a dehydrator in order to make some good beef jerky. I was so set in this way of thinking, that I never completed a google search of how to make beef jerky in the oven.
Easy Oven Baked Beef Jerky
Fast forward to when I got my head on straight, and had a real hankering for some beef jerky. I completed the simple google search and was amazed and infuriated with my prior ignorance!!! This was incredibly easy to make, and I made some bacon jerky using the same method that was incredible. The two pounds of jerky we made were consumed in less than 24 hours. 
Easy Oven Baked Beef Jerky
Don’t waste away your life in the misconception of beef jerky only coming from a dehydrator. This beef jerky killed it!!! It was so easy, so delicious, and SO GONE!!! I’m so excited by this discovery and I hope someone else with a matched passion for beef jerky discovers this through my discovery. To my kindred, beef jerky connoisseurs, enjoy!

Yield: 1 lb.

Oven Baked Beef Jerky

prep time: cook time: total time:


  • .75 lbs – 1 lb thin cut bottom round beef (or any thin cut beef)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp meat tenderizer
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic


  1. Cut beef into thin strips and place into ziplock bag. Add all other ingredients to ziplock bag and refrigerate between 4 – 24 hours
  2. Remove strips from marinade and place on cooling rack/oven safe grate. Line baking pan with aluminum foil, make 4 balls of aluminum foil and elevate cooling rack with beef strips onto foil balls as shown in video
  3. Bake in oven at 175°F for 3 – 5 hours, flipping each hour and around hour 3 and remove earlier if you like chewier and softer beef jerky and allow to bake longer if you like crispy jerky
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Ashton • Keaton • Mia

Co-Owners at Keat's Eats
Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.