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Ninja Foodi Beef Jerky

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Ninja Foodi Beef Jerky is so easy to make and packed full of so much flavor. Find out a new and easier way to make beef jerky at home. 

Ninja Foodi Beef Jerky

I love making snacks at home, especially with my Ninja Foodi! Some of our favorites are Air Fried Oreos and Ninja Foodi Grill Garlic Fries. One of our goals this year as a family is to add more protein-rich snacks into our daily routine that is why I am loving making Beef Jerky in my Ninja Foodi. 

I love that the prep is minimal, the jerky is full of way more flavor than the bags of jerky you buy at the store and it is a much higher quality product. With about 15 minutes of prep + marinating and cooking time you will have homemade beef jerky that will be gobbled up faster than you can make it! 

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Can you dehydrate in a Ninja Foodi?

A common question people ask is can you dehydrate in the Ninja Foodi and the answer is yes, as long as our model has the dehydrate button. Some models do not. You will need to buy the Ninja dehydrating rack or one similarly made that you can find on Amazon. This can do fruits, vegetables, and different varieties of meat! 

How to make Beef Jerky in your Ninja Foodi

  • Marinate for 8 hours to overnight. (if your meat is thicker, you can pound it between plastic wrap)
  • Remove meat and pat dry. 
  • Lay meat on your dehydrator rack (you can also use your cook and crisp basket with your cook and crisp inset)
  • Press dehydrate. Set the temperature 150 degrees set the time to 7 hours.  For pliable jerky cook for 4-5 hours, for a brittle jerky cook for 7 hours.  
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Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • We love this flavor combination for a deep flavor, but feel free to try your own combination of seasonings. You will still want to cook it for the same amount of time. 
  • If you don’t have a dehydrator rack you can use your cook and crisp basket with your cook and crisp insert for similar results. 
  • You can easily adapt this recipe to a different variety of protein. Try venison or turkey. You may have to alter cooking times based on your protein. 
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Storage

Store your beef jerky in an airtight container once it is dehydrated. 

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What cut of meat should I use for beef jerky?

You want to ensure you choose a tender meat to make your beef jerky. I would use a round, flank, or sirloin to ensure you have the most tender jerky!

How long should I marinate beef jerky for?

With beef jerky you want it to be packed full of so much flavor and it gets that flavor through marinating the meat prior to cooking. I recommend marinating it for at least 8 hours, I like to do it overnight for even deeper flavor. You do not want to marinate it for more than 24 hours though. 

ninja foodi beef jerky

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Ninja Foodi Beef Jerky

Ninja Foodi Beef Jerky is so easy to make and packed full of so much flavor. Find out a new and easier way to make beef jerky at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Pounds Top Round, Beef Round or Sirloin cut into ¼” thick slices.
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Liquid Smoke
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper
  • 1 TSP Salt

Instructions

    1. Marinate for 8 hours to overnight. (if your meat is thicker, you can pound it between plastic wrap)
    2. Lay meat on your dehydrator rack (you can also use your cook and crisp basket with your cook and crisp inset)
    3. Press dehydrate. Set the temperature 150 degrees set the time to 7 hours.  For pliable jerky cook for 4-5 hours, for a brittle jerky cook for 7 hours. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g

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Michael

Sunday 4th of September 2022

Anybody else find that they need to rotate the meat racks about half way through? Top rack was pretty much almost jerky and bottom rack was still practically raw.

Michael Holloway

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

I'm just wondering how long the shelf life is and I assume it doesn't have to be refgrigerated. Thanks in advance.

Kim

Tuesday 10th of May 2022

My Ninja Foodi is running as I type this. I followed directions but used teriyaki instead of liquid smoke. Second time making this Very delicious and easy.

Keith

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Tried this recipe and worked out very well and taste also very good! Is there any way to reduce the saltiness?

Liz

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

If you slice the beef to 1/4 inch ad cook it for even close to 7 hours, the result will be inedible. Tougher than hockey pucks and dried to brittle. Check often and remove as pieces are cooked to the way you like them.

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