Homemade Beef Jerky for Dogs – the easiest dog treat you will ever make! Thinly sliced beef baked super low until it’s jerky. My dogs go crazy for this and it’s so much cheaper than store-bought jerky.
Y’all know by now that I love making homemade dog treats but I especially love making homemade jerky for the dogs because it is THE EASIEST thing ever to make.
This beef jerky recipe and the chicken jerky are both only 1 ingredient: just the meat!
If you’ve ever bought jerky for your dogs, you know how expensive it is. I made this batch (about 2 pounds of meat) for 8 bucks!
And the dogs go crazy for it. I’m pretty sure they like jerky better than any of treat!
I don’t know if I ever mentioned it here but we adopted a dog back in September. We went to the shelter to meet another dog I had seen posted on their Facebook page and my boyfriend ended up falling in love with this 100 pound German shepherd/husky mix.
He’s just over 1 year and we named him Scar. He’s a big fan of jumping in mud, chasing birds, and treats of all kinds.
This is his modeling debut on the blog!
- Lean beef – something like flank, round, or sirloin. My store has “thin cut beef for sandwiches” that makes it very easy since it’s already sliced super thin for me!
How To Make Beef Jerky for Dogs
- Place thinly sliced beef on a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between the pieces
- Bake at 275F for 2 hours, until the beef is dehydrated
- Cool completely before serving
Tips and Tricks
You’re going to need a wire cooling rack for this recipe and I highly, highly recommend you either buy a cheap one or use an older one that you don’t care about. I have a designated jerky wire rack because they’re just not the same after making jerky. Definitely still usable but they just don’t look the same.
If you’re having trouble getting super thin slices, pop the beef in the freezer for 5 – 10 minutes and it will make it so much easier!
How Long is Homemade Beef Jerky Good For?
This beef jerky should stay good for up to 1 week. I think it’s best to store it in a ziploc bag (make sure it’s one of the thick ones with a double zipper) and squeeze as much air out as possible.
If it starts to look or smell funny, go ahead and toss it.
More Homemade Dog Treats Recipes
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- Bacon Cheddar Dog Treats
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter Pupcakes
- Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats
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- 2 pounds lean beef (flank, round, sirloin)
- Preheat oven to 275F. Place a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet. Spray lightly with oil.
- Thinly slice beef into jerky size pieces. It may help to put the meat in the freezer for 5 - 10 minutes before cutting. You want very thin pieces.
- Place on wire rack, leaving plenty of space between each piece.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 2 hours. The meat should be cooked through, shrink slightly, and be bendy but not soft.
- Cool completely before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g