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A big pile of strips of beef jerky are stacked on a white dinner plate. You can see black and red pepper on the jerky.
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4.58 from 7 votes

Two Ingredient Beef Jerky

This is the easiest beef jerky we have ever made!  (You can use your oven!)  Spicy options are included for the more adventurous. Jerky is a must for us for road trips, camping and even a high protein snack at work. Makes 1 1/4 pounds of beef jerky
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 20
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Jonathan Neuneker


  • 2 lbs of beef sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1 1/2 cups Yoshida sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper optional
  • 1 tsp red pepper optional


  • Mix sliced beef with Yoshida sauce in large bowl. Add peppers if desired.
  • Let marinate for up to 4 hours.
  • Dehydrate for 4 hours.
  • If using the oven set to 170° Fahrenheit and leave the door cracked open. Flip after 2 hours. An air circulator (I use a miniature fan) is recommended. I use cookie cooling racks to spread out my meat.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg