Tequila Honey Lime Jerky Recipe


I have always been a fan of beef jerky. Beef jerky, I think is the quintessential man snack. Salty, sweet and it can be packed on back packing, walks, in your car – I mean these little suckers are awesome.

You know what isn’t so awesome? The price. You can end up paying $10 to $15 a pound for this. So, I think that is crazy talk. So, for the investment of a few kitchen tools and some basic pantry items – you can make it for less than $5 a pound (basically the price of hamburger).

If your going on a Paleo diet – these meat treats can help you along the way. I found my jerky gun at a local kitchen supply store – you can find one online here.

Tequila Honey Lime Jerky Recipe

Serves 12
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 4 hours, 10 minutes
Total time 4 hours, 20 minutes
Meal type Appetizer
Misc Serve Cold
By author Brian Child


  • 1lb ground beef (extra lean)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 Tablespoons tequila
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey


You may also dry the ground beef jerky in the oven by placing it on a cookie sheet and placing it in the oven at the lowest possible heat setting about 145 - 155° F.


Step 1
In a large bowl, completely combine all the ingredients.
Step 2
Cover the bowl and refrigerate the jerky mixture for at least 4 hours and it is well chilled.
Step 3
Using a Jerky gun, on a jerky sheet for your dehydrator extrude 1" wide by 5" long strips.
Step 4
Place the trays on the dehydrator and follow manufacturer's directions. Turn the jerky strips once 1/2 way through the drying process.

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