Jalapeño and Dr. Pepper Jerky

This is a great jerky recipe. If you find yourself not having Dr. Pepper, use a regular Coke or Pepsi instead.


  • 1 2-3 pounds thin sliced beef
  • 2 cups Dr. Pepper
  • 2 jalapeños sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients for the marinade. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture has reduced by half. You should have just over a cup of marinade. Chill the marinade completely.
  2. Transfer the sliced beef to a gallon sized zip top bag and pour in the marinade. Massage the marinade into the meat and refrigerate for 8-12 hours, or overnight.

Follow Instructions for your dehydrator