Garlic Soy Beef Jerky

Beef jerky with garlic and soy sauce and brown sugar for sweetness for a protein-packed snack to satisfy hunger cravings.

This recipe for garlic soy beef jerky is savory and slightly sweet, with a bold garlic flavor that’s perfectly balanced with the saltiness of soy sauce. The meat is tender and chewy, with a satisfying texture that makes it perfect for snacking on the go. The addition of Worcestershire sauce adds depth of flavor, while the light brown sugar gives the jerky a subtle sweetness that complements the salty marinade. The end result is a delicious, protein-packed snack that’s perfect for satisfying hunger cravings.



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

6 hours

Total Time

  • Marinating time: 12 hours (overnight)
  • Dehydration time: 6 hours
  • Total time: Approximately 18 hours and 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds beef eye of round
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt



  • Slice the beef across the grain into thin, even pieces.

Marinade Preparation:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, light brown sugar, and salt.
  • Mix well until all ingredients are combined.

Marinating the Beef:

  • Place the beef slices in a sealable plastic bag or container.
  • Pour the prepared marinade over the beef, ensuring all pieces are well-coated.
  • Seal the container or bag, pressing out as much air as possible.


  • Let the beef marinate in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to fully penetrate.


  • After marinating, drain and discard the excess marinade.
  • Arrange the marinated beef slices in a single layer on the dehydrator trays, ensuring they do not overlap.


  • Set the dehydrator to 165°F (74°C) and dehydrate the beef for approximately 6 hours or until the jerky is dry yet still flexible.


  • Once cooled, store the jerky in airtight containers.

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the dehydrator model and thickness of the beef slices.

This recipe is in the book that came with my COSORI dehydrator.

Marinate the beef for 12 hours.

Place on the dehydrator racks after 12 hours to cook for 6 hours at 165 degrees.

Store in a container. Refrigeration is not required.