Black Pepper Jerky

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Created by Chef Rachel Graville


  • 3 Cups amber ale or lager
  • 2 Cups soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. cracked black peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper for sprinkling before drying meat
  • 2 Lbs. trimmed beef top round or bottom round (about 1.5" thick)


  1. Dry the meat: In a large bowl, combine the ale or lager with the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and the cracked black peppercorns.
  2. Cut the beef into 1/4-inch-thick slices, either with or against the grain.
  3. Add the beef to the marinade a few slices at a time, stirring well to coat each slice with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Set a large wire rack on each of 3 large rimmed baking sheets. Remove the beef from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange the beef on the racks, leaving 1/4 inch between slices. Sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper. Bake for about 4 hours, until the jerky is firm and almost completely dry, but still chewy. Let cool completely on the racks before serving.