Beer Jerky Recipe

Yield: 16 oz

Beer Jerky

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

This Beer Jerky Recipe is easy to make, and has a strong beer flavor that you will love. The supporting flavors, of Paprika, Garlic, Black Pepper, and Parmesan Cheese come together to make this one of my absolute favorite recipes.


  • 2 lbs 90/10 Ground Beef or Sirloin
  • 2 tablespoons Uncle Abe's Jerky Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Insta Cure No. 1
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Fat Tire Beer


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl until fully combined.
  2. Add liquid ingredients and mix again thoroughly.
  3. Add the beef and mix by hand using food handling gloves for several minutes.
  4. Load barrel of jerky gun and dispense strips on your dehydrator trays.
  5. Run the dehydrator for 3-6 hours on the jerky setting, or at 165 degrees Fahrenheit until the jerky reaches your desired level of dryness.
  6. Remove the jerky when done, blot off any excess liquid on the surface, cool to room temperature, then bag and refrigerate.


Dehydrating times vary by machine. On most machines the 3-6 hours is a good range, and you will be able to taste the jerky after 3 hours, and once an hour after that until it is done to your liking.

The Parmesan Cheese you are looking for is the fresh kind that looks like little sticks. This works much better than the powdered type, and provides a richer flavor.

There are more tasty ground beef jerky recipes right here on this site, and there are even more in my jerky making book series.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100

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