Ground Venison
Jerky Recipes

Make good use of every bit of your deer with these ground venison jerky recipes. The ground jerky can be seasoned hot and spicy, mild, sweet...the sky's the limit when it comes to flavoring this fun snack.

Making Ground Meat Jerky...The Basic Method

Spread five pounds of ground venison out in a large, flat pan. Sprinkle two tablespoons of canning salt and one and one-half teaspoons of Tender Quick® curing mix evenly over the surface of the meat. Mix thoroughly, flatten into the pan, and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge.

Mix the ground jerky meat thoroughly twice a day for two more days. This distributes the salt and cure mix, and allows time for the meat to become properly cured.

When the ground venison is mixed for the last time, add the remaining ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Form and dehydrate. To form the ground jerky, you can use a jerky shooter, a rolling pin, or your good old hands. A food dehydrator is perfect for drying the jerky, but the oven can do a fine job as well.

Store the finished jerky in a sealed plastic bag or a tightly sealed jar. I keep mine in the refrigerator to help it stay fresh longer. For a complete tutorial of how to make jerky out of ground deer meat, visit How To Make Ground Venison Jerky. This jerky making tutorial covers everything from grinding the meat to dehydrating the jerky, and storage of the finished product.


Ground Venison Jerky Recipes

If you have a little extra ground venison in the freezer, why not give one of these recipes a try? My favorite is the Fireman jerky recipe...I've always preferred jerky that bites back when I eat it.


Spicy Sweet Ground Venison Jerky

This recipe includes corn syrup along with a few select spicy seasonings, which makes for an interesting flavor combination. The ingredients for this recipe are:

5 pounds lean, ground venison
2 tablespoons canning salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Tender Quick® Curing Mix
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper


Fireman Jerky

Or maybe this one should be named "Call a Fireman" Jerky. Follow the recipe exactly, or cut back on the hot stuff a little if you want a tamer tasting jerky.

For this one, you'll need:

5 pounds ground venison
2 tablespoons canning salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Tender Quick® Curing Mix
4 tablespoons granulated cane sugar
3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes


I Love Garlic Jerky

Fresh chopped garlic adds a real garlic flavor to this ground venison jerky recipe. Chop the garlic very fine. Mix it in when you add the salt and Tender Quick®, so that good garlic flavor will absorb into the meat. Here's what you'll need:

5 pounds of ground venison
2 tablespoons of canning salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Tender Quick®
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper


More Recipes

If your tastebuds aren't into hot, spicy, or garlicky, visit one of the following ground venison jerky recipes pages for something a little different!

Ground Deer Jerky Recipes

Wooster 'n Onion Venison Jerky


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