Coca Cola Beef Jerky

Coca Cola Beef Jerky

This recipe might scare you at first sight but it’s not what you would expect from using coca cola as a marinade for a recipe like beef jerky. The quickest and tastiest Beef Jerky recipe you need in your life. Can be achieved with ovens as well.

Let me show you what this recipe is all about.

You can find the full instructional video at the end of this page.


Coca Cola Marinade

  • 330 ml / 1½ cups Coca Cola

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 tbsp chili flakes

  • ½ lime

  • 1 tbsp finishing salt

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • 1 tbsp paprika powder

  • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • ½ tbsp finishing salt

Beef Jerky

  • 1 kg / 2.2 lbs eye of round (lean)

How to

Coca Cola Marinade

  1. Heat up a pan.
  2. Add 330 ml of Coca Cola to your pan and let it reduce by half on a medium heat.
  3. Add 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp chili flakes, the juice of ½ lime,  1 tbsp finishing salt, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp onion powder.
  4. Mix it up and let it cool down before storing it in an air-tight container.

Smoked Beef Jerky

  1. Slice 1 kg or 2.2 lbs into extremely thin slices with a chef's knife.
  2. Add the sliced beef to a large bowl and add the Coca Cola Marinade.
  3. Mix it up with the marinade and push a ziplock bag or sheet of foil against the meat.
  4. Let it marinade for 2 hours.
  5. Fire up your smoker and set it up for an indirect temperature of 80°C or 180°F.
  6. Layer out all the individual slices of jerky on a smoking rack.
  7. Place the rack inside the smoker and smoke for 3 hours.
  8. Put all the Beef Jerky in a plastic ziplock bag and store in the fridge for 24 hours for the best results.

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