How to Make Delicious Beef Jerky in an Air Fryer
What You’ll Need
Making beef jerky in an air fryer is simple, and you don’t need a lot of equipment. All you need is an air fryer, lean sliced beef, a marinade of your choosing, and some spices. You can also use other cuts of meat, such as pork or chicken, but lean beef works best.
The marinade is the key to tasty beef jerky. You can use store-bought marinade or make your own. A simple marinade can be made with Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and coat the sliced beef with the mixture. Let the beef marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Cooking the Jerky
Once the beef is marinated, place the slices in the air fryer. Cook the jerky at 350°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the beef over and cook for an additional 15 minutes. The beef should be slightly crisp and chewy. If it’s not, cook for a few more minutes. Once the jerky is done, turn off the air fryer and let the beef cool.
Storing the Jerky
Once the beef jerky is cool, you can store it in an airtight container. The jerky will last for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. You can also freeze the jerky for up to three months. To reheat, place the jerky in the air fryer and cook at 350°F for 5 minutes.
Now that you know how to make beef jerky in an air fryer, you can enjoy it whenever you want. This delicious, protein-packed snack is perfect for a quick snack or as a meal replacement. Enjoy!