Santa’s Reindeer Jerky Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger – grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic – minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pound of venison (or any meat type)


  1. Put steak in freezer for about half an hour, just until firm. Slice steak across grain, about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Mix all ingredients together with the exception of the strips. Allow the ingredients at least 15 minutes for flavors to blend.
  3. Add strips. Marinate at least one hour. For longer time, place in the refrigerator in a covered container or an air-tight plastic bag. Remove from marinade and place in your dehydrator until dry.
  4. Refrigerate for long-term storage.

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  1. by Frank

    I throughly enjoyed this recipe. I did not have any venison, so I subsitute it with beef and tasted great. I sent it to our troops in Iraq in their Christmas boxes. I am sure they enjoyed. I am currently experimenting with this recipe adding ground fennl seed. It is currently in the marinating phase and will be in the dryer tonight. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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