Hawaiian Beef Jerky Recipe

When you think Hawaii, you may think of tropical. And when you think tropical, you think of pineapple. But that is just one of the many tastes associated with the Pacific Island state. Hawaii is really a melting pot of a state and a melting pot of cultures; much of their food has a blend of flavors.

When it comes to a beef jerky recipe with a Hawaiian flair, it’s no wonder then that there are a variety of flavors that will create a luau inside anyone’s mouth!

Below is a recipe for Hawaiian beef jerky. This recipe, as mentioned above contains several different flavor bursts. There is some ginger for spice. Some brown sugar for sweetness. Some pepper and Cayenne pepper for a little fire. Some soy sauce for saltiness. And we can’t forget that pineapple.


o 1 lb lean meat, thinly sliced

o 1 tsp salt

o 1 tsp ground ginger

o 1 tbsp brown sugar

o 1/4 tsp pepper

o 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

o 1 crushed garlic clove

o 1/4 c pineapple juice

o 1/4 c soy sauce


1. Slice meat in thin strips.

2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients of marinade and mix well.

3. Place meat 3-4 layers deep in a container, spooning sauce mixture over each layer.

4. Cover tightly and marinate 6-12 hours in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally.

5. Layout on trays, 24 to 36 hours in dehydrator (or follow directions for oven).

Now all you need is a grass skirt and some coconut milk!

The Author:

Analei V. of Salem

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