Smokey Sweet Mustard Jerky Recipe - Backpacking recipe

Smokey Sweet Mustard Jerky Recipe

Backpacking recipe

Gosh who doesn't love a good Jerky Recipe? If there was only one snack that I could take backpacking it would be jerky. I love it! There are so many different ways to make jerky to create different delicious flavors. It is also super good for you, paleo, keto friendly, and gives you protein on the trail!

Dehydrated Smokey Sweet Mustard Jerky Recipe by Adventuring of a Small Town Girl - Recipes for Backpacking - Recipes for Adventures - Recipes for the trail Beef Jerky Recipe

I especially love recipes where you don't have to do much as time is so valuable these days. Dehydrator recipes are a must when trying to eat healthy and get ready for the trail. This Recipe for backpacking is a go to for sure. I typically make a few different jerky snacks all at once. This way I save time, get multiple flavors, and don't have to do so much cleaning :) Check out these jerky recipes if you want more flavors.


  1. 1 lb beef top round steak. You can use other cuts of meat if preferred. You can even use meats like deer, elk, etc.

  2. 2 oz mustard

  3. 4 oz real maple syrup

  4. 1 tsp sea salt

  5. 1/2 tsp liquid smoke

  6. 2 oz water


  1. Slice meat into 1/4 inch pieces with a sharp knife.

  2. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a whisk.

  3. Place meat into a glass container. I use this 6 cup glass pyrex bowl.

  4. Pour marinade ingredients over the meat. Make sure that the meat is covered well.

  5. Cover with a lid, and marinate 12-48 hours. *Note: The longer you marinate the meat the more flavor it will have.

  6. Place in a mesh dehydrator tray.

  7. Dehydrate at 165°F for 6-8 hours. Note: Keep an eye on your jerky to make sure it doesn't get too dry. When it looks cooked and bends instead of snaps then it is ready! I put mine in while I sleep. Typically when I get up in the morning it is ready :)

  8. Remove from dehydrator and let cool. Then separate into bags for your adventuring.

Makes 8 servings

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Wishing you nothing but awesome adventures,

Adventuring of a Small Town Gril




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