Hickory Venison Jerky Recipe

This is another venison jerky recipe that utilizes liquid smoke to infuse flavor into your venison jerky. This is similar to the mesquite venison jerky recipe we listed a while back. If you don’t have access to a smoker to make venison jerky, this is a great alternative. If you do have a smoker, you can omit the liquid smoke concentrate from this recipe and put hickory chips in your smoker and start the venison jerky there. Once you smoke the venison jerky you can move it to your oven or dehydrator to finish the process.

This recipe uses hickory flavored liquid smoke concentrate to give your venison jerky another layer of flavor. If you like it to have a sweet component you can add in brown sugar as listed below. If not, simply omit that from the recipe.

1 pound venison steak, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons hickory flavored liquid smoke concentrate

1 tablespoon ground paprika
3 cloves garlic minced
1/4 teaspoon salt

Add all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and add in the venison steak. Marinate the venison for 12-24 hours and use your favorite jerky drying method.

Although this venison jerky recipe uses hickory for the smoke flavoring, there are several other options available, like mesquite for example. Have fun with it and experiment with different flavoring options.