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Keto Beef Jerky

Yummy Keto Cooking
This homemade keto beef jerky is going to be your new favorite low carb snack - just 1.3 grams of net carbs per serving.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Marinating Time 3 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1 pound Pre Top Sirloin Steak (two packages)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or liquid aminos or coconut aminos*)
  • 1 tbsp Lakanto golden (or another keto brown sugar substitute)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  • Trim any visible fat from the top sirloin steak. Slice beef into thin strips, about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness, cutting against the grain.
  • In a zip top bag or medium food storage container, mix all the remaining ingredients to make the marinade. Toss the beef in the marinade. Place in the refrigerator and let the meat marinate at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  • When finished marinating and ready to continue, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets each with an oven-safe rack.
  • Remove the meat from the fridge. Lay the strips of beef on the racks. Wrap one piece of beef tightly around an oven-safe meat thermometer probe.
  • Place both baking sheets in the oven (adjust oven racks if needed to accommodate one on the bottom middle and one on the top middle). Heat for about 15 minutes, or until the thermometer in the meat reaches 160 degrees.
  • When the meat hits that temp, crack open the oven door for a minute (to let some heat escape) and reduce the oven temperature to 170 degrees. Close the oven door.
  • Continue dehydrating the meat for about 2 to 4 hours, or until it reaches the proper texture (total time will depend on thickness of the meat and your oven). Start checking for doneness around 2 hours. When done, remove from the oven and enjoy.


  • If using coconut aminos, reduce the sweetener to 1/2 tbsp and increase the salt to 1 tsp.
  • Feel free to double the recipe if you want to make a bigger batch of jerky.
  • This recipe should make about 1/3 to 1/2 pound of beef jerky (4 ounces to 6 ounces), depending on how much moisture is in the meat and removed during the dehydrating process. For the purposes of the nutrition analysis, assume five servings.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving, assumes absorption of half of liquid soy sauce marinade and half of salt): 128 calories, 5 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 520 mg sodium, 3.7 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 2.4 g sugar alcohol (erythritol), *1.3 g net carbs*, 20 g protein, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 13%, Vitamin D: 0%, Potassium: 1%
Keyword keto beef jerky, low carb beef jerky