Maple Jerky (beef, chicken, salmon, tofu)



"This is one of many variations for jerkies but its the best! We adapted it with a maple flavour. Use the oven. If you have a food dehydrator, be sure to follow factory instructions. Store in a plastic jar. No refrigeration needed, and it keeps for 1-2 months. You can freeze them."  Lisa


Prep Time: 10 Min

Marinating time:  6-12 hours

Cook Time: 2-3Hrs


4-6 servings


1 pound (500g) of beef eye of round or chicken or salmon or tofu 


  • 7 ml (1 ½ tsp)  of salt
    • Pepper
    • 30 ml (2 tbsp) maple sugar or 50 ml of maple syrup
    • 2 garlic gloves
    • 60 ml (1/4 cup) tamarin sauce or soya sauce
    • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Worcestershire sauce      
    • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) cayenne pepper

            wooden bamboo picks



1. Mix well all marinade ingredients and add the meat. Place entire mixture with meat into a sealed plastic container and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.


2. In the oven, place one oven rack on the highest rack setting and one rack on the lowest setting. Place a baking sheet on the lowest rack, to catch any drippings.


3. Preheat oven to 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).


4. Insert a wooden bamboo picks ( like the one used for kebabs) through the end of each slice of meat, and suspend each slice from the top rack in the oven, using the picks as a support.


5. Bake at 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) with the oven door propped open to allow moisture to escape. Bake for 2-3 hours depending on thickness of slices. Jerky should bend, and not snap.


Source: Recipe adapted by Lisa from:


Chef Nathalie Le Coz
(book:  Gourmands de nature, de Nathalie Le Coz, Éditions Fides, 2009, p. 87.)  Des Kiwis et des hommes at Radio-Canada television