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Air Fryer Beef Jerky

January 29, 2023 13 notes

This Air Fryer Beef Jerky recipe is for anyone who is looking for a new project. If you’re like me, you’re looking for some new projects.

Why air fryer beef jerky? Beef jerky is one of those foods I’ll buy at the convenience store for breakfast because of the high sodium content and questionable ingredients (mechanically separated chicken?)

Jerky is simple lean meat that has been cut into strips and dried to prevent spoilage. We use marinades and flavorings to turn Beef Jerky into something more interesting.

With this project, you’ll probably have all the ingredients (soy sauce, garlic, and sugar) on hand except the beef.

I decided to use my Kosori Air Fryer because I’ve had great success with it. I Made an Air Fryer Bloomin’ Onions and My Family Went Wild!

When I first bought the Air Fryer, I thought I was going to return it after the review because I didn’t need another appliance yet (I have 2 Instant Pots and 3 slow cookers to name a few) but I Frying’s got to be fun.

The Kosori Air Fryer doesn’t have a “dehydrate” function like the Ninja Air Fryer, but that didn’t stop me from trying it (it worked great).

The key to this recipe is to buy thinly sliced ​​top or bottom round of beef.

I say “buy” because most of us don’t have knives that are sharp enough to slice beef thinly enough. I asked the butcher at my shop to cut it into 1/4 inch pieces and it was no problem for him.

You make the marinade and pour into gallon Ziploc bags or a shallow casserole dish. Leave the beef in it for at least 2 hours.

Finally, you fry it in a single layer at 180 F for 90 minutes. The Kosori Air Fryer only allows you to set it for 60 minutes so I had to add another 30 minutes after the first hour was up.

I made this air fryer jerky in two batches and the first batch was gone before I could photograph it. I had to hide the second batch from my family.

it’s beef jerky much better What can you buy in the store? It’s not even comparable. It really tastes like beef (just not salty) and you can have it for a quick snack when you finally leave your house.

Have you ever made air fryer beef jerky or any beef jerky?

Air Fryer Beef Jerky Recipe

4.5 from
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Makes 20 thin strips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 90 mins
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours + 2 hours marination

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1 pound beef cut into round 1/4 inch strips
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 tsp ground red chili


Combine sugar, soy sauce, garlic and cayenne pepper in a gallon Ziploc bag or shallow casserole. Add beef and bag to coat making sure all pieces are coated in marinade. Marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.

Roll out the strips and place in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may need to do this in two batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Set the temperature to 180 F and the time to 60 minutes. When done, add another 30 minutes for a total of 1.5 hours.

Enjoy while it cools down. Can be stored at room temperature for eternity.

nutrition Facts

for one piece , 43 calories, 0.4 grams thick, 0.2 g Saturated fat, 2.7g carbohydrate, 2.4G sugar, 7.3 g protein, 0 g fiber, 200 mg Sodium, 1 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple SmartPT

The point value is calculated by Snack Girl and is provided for information only. View all Snack Girl recipes

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