Deer Jerky Recipe

photo of hand-written recipe
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Florence Pfeiffer

Thanks to Joe Pfeiffer for sharing his mother's great "Deer Jerky" recipe. Joe says "It's good on everything!"


3 lb deer meat

1 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp salt

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/4 c soy sauce

1/3 c worcestershire sauce



Cut meat into strips 1/2"-1/4" thick. Mix all remaining ingredients. Pour over meat strips and marinate in refrigerator overnight (better if left in 2-3 days). Bake in low oven until desired dryness – about 4 hrs at 150-200 degrees (gets a bit dryer as it cools). Put round toothpicks in and hang over rack. Put aluminum foil on cookie sheet to catch drippings.