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Turkey Jerky


The Gourmandize Team

Want to try something new with turkey meat? Turn it into a healthier homemade jerky! Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce seem like an unlikely combo but this recipe is absolutely delicious.

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  • 1 lb turkey meat (boneless breast meat is best)
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tbsp Meat Tenderizer
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Slice turkey thinkly across the grain, set aside.

Step 2

Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl and add turkey. Refrigerate overnight to marinate.

Step 3

Gently the turkey slices dry with paper towels (don't rub off the marinade). Place them in the food dehydrator in a single layer, and let dry until the jerky takes on a leathery texture but remains chewy.

If you don't have a dehydrator, you may dry the turkey in the oven on the lowest setting. Just leave the door slightly ajar to let the air circulate.

For spicier jerky, add 1 tbsp crushed red pepper, 2 tbsp pepper sauce, and 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning.

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  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
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