Coca Cola Beef Jerky

beef jerky cola

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. This is honestly one of the best beef jerky outcomes that i had in my entire life and the cola is the main reason because of that. It’s quick, easy, storable and super tasty!
The quickest and tastiest Beef Jerky recipe you need in your life . Can be achieved with ovens as well.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Resting Time 1 d
Course Beef, finger food, Snack
Cuisine American, American Barbecue, Classics
Servings 6
Calories 397 kcal


  • 1 kg eye of round

Coca Cola Marinade

  • 330 ml Coca Cola
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tbsp sea salt


  • Use a Chef’s knife to carve off the fat from your eye of round and turn it into a lean cut of beef.
  • Grab a carving knife and slice it into the thinnest slice you can possibly make.
  • Put all the slices of beef in a big bowl.

Coca Cola Marinade

  • Heat up a pan or a skillet.
  • Add a can of coke to your pan and let it reduce by half on a medium heat.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the coke, mix it up and let the marinade cool down.
  • Add the marinade to your bowl of sliced beef and mix it up by hand.
  • Push it down in the bowl and let it marinade for at least 2 hours.

Smoked Beef Jerky

  • Place all the slices of jerky seperate on a grill grate or rack with maximum airflow.
  • Season with your seasoning mix.
  • Fire up your smoker, grill or oven and set it for a temperature of 80C/176F for around 3 hours.
  • Taste test one of them.
  • Put all the beef jerky in a plastic ziplock bag and let the bag sit in the fridge for 24 hours.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 32gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 1947mgPotassium: 672mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1012IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef Jerky, coca cola, jerky, Marinade
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