Great Fajita Beef Jerky

Great Fajita Beef Jerky

There is something relaxing about making beef jerky.

There is the personal satisfaction you get as you get to dive into your favorite snack, made by you or as a fun project to do with the kids, making beef jerky is a great way to bond with family and enjoy homemade snacks.

Beef jerky is a good source of protein and high in many vitamins and minerals, including zinc, iron, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and folate. It also has a long shelf life and is portable, making it a great on-the-go option.

Cut strips of beef marinated with Claude's Fajita Marinade and prepared with Great American Seasoning

Much like our Claude’s BBQ Brisket flavored Beef Jerky recipe, this version will also be southwest flavored but with a bit spicier bite. We will use both of our Claude’s Fajita Marinade and Great American Steak and Meat Seasoning, to make this spicy and zesty beef jerky.

We like to use as lean a cut of meat as possible. Beef jerky requires that you strip away any fat and just work with the lean meat so you’ll want to look for a cut of beef where the work of removing all that fat has already been done for you. Trust us, fat removing is a step you’ll want to skip as it is tedious and time consuming.


1 Round Roast
1 bottle of Claude’s Fajita Marinade
1 bottle of Great American Salt and Meat Seasoning
Red chili flakes

Start by cutting thin slices. The thinner you cut the faster they will dry. Make sure to cut against the grain.

Take a bottle of Claude’s Fajita Marinade Sauce and in a casserole, or similar pan, lay your jerky strips and then pour enough Claude’s Fajita Marinade to cover. Refrigerate and leave overnight. You could marinate for a minimum of one hour but why skimp on a great batch of beef jerky? Plan ahead, take the time and make this right.

The next day, after marinating overnight, prepare the oven. You will want to make a tin foil tray to catch the jerky juices from making a mess you will otherwise need to clean later. Much like the tip about selecting beef with as little as fat as possible, remove as many steps, including having to clean the oven later to maximize your enjoyment of making this recipe.

Beef strips marinated and prepared for the oven

Take your overnight marinated jerky pieces and sprinkle Great American Steak and Meat Seasoning along with red chili flakes liberally over top, then place into your oven.

Bake in the oven at 275 for 2 hours. Test a piece by taking and bending to the level of done that you like. You can make this as dry as you’d like or with a bit of chew, it all depends on your tastes but do keep in mind you’ll need to adjust the cooking temperature and cooking time.


Fresh made beef jerky using Claude's Fajita Marinade and Great American Seasoning

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