This chilli and pepper jerky recipe is so quick to make and easy to do in your oven at home! Alternatively, you could also make this in a smoker. Make sure to choose a lean cut of meat with little fat, we used topside!

When making jerky in the oven we recommend using Oven Drying Mesh to help with the dehydrating process and for a quick and easy clean up too.

We keep the meat in thicker pieces while marinating and cooking and then cut into strips once it comes out of the oven! This makes it a lot easier to coat and then cut into your desired size once it has been dehydrated. If you decide to cut into strips before you cook, you can make your marinade in a zip lock bag, place your meat in and shake it up to make sure it’s coated. For more great tips and a detailed guide on how to make jerky, head here.

Quick and Easy Oven Jerky

Preparation time: 15 minutes     Cooking time: 90 minutes      Servings: 6



  1. Preheat oven to 95°C
  2. Slice meat into 1cm thick slices.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Add more soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce if necessary.
  4. Coat each slice of meat in the marinade and then place on oven drying jerky mesh.
  5. Place jerky mesh in oven and cook for around 90 minutes. Tip: Leave the oven door open a crack, holding it open with a spoon. This will help to dehydrate the meat.
  6. Once your jerky is ready, take it out of the oven and slice into your preferred sized pieces.
  7. Enjoy!
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