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Easy Venison Jerky in Ninja Foodi

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Wondering how to cook venison jerky in an air fryer? The Ninja Foodi does it all! If you don’t have the amazing Ninja Foodi you can make this recipe in your air fryer too.

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Most people go for beef jerky in the air fryer or even the Ninja foodi. Since we are a frugal household and my husband is a hunter we have venison meat available. I am a huge beef lover though. Even after this easy venison jerky recipe I would rather have beef.

The price is always what sways me though!

I’m a big fan of BJ’s Wholesale Club. I got a great deal and it’s still going on on this set of P.F. Chang’s sauces. It came in a three pack marked down to $6.98! This makes each jar only $2.32

READ OR PIN FOR LATER: How to Cook Frozen Venison Steaks in Pressure Cooker.

venison jerky air fryer recipe

For a fun price comparison Walmart sells the same bottle for $3.38!

The Kung Pao is very spicy and the Teriyaki is mild.

In the Ninja Foodi Cookbook that comes with your Foodi, there is a recipe for Beef Jerky. Many of the ingredients were similar in the P.F. Chang sauces I already had.

I decided to fill up a few ziploc bags of sliced venison meat and the sauce. I let it marinate overnight.

If you cook with venison a lot, marinating it over night makes a big difference in the texture and taste of the meat.

venison jerky air fryer recipe

I did one bag of the Kung Pao and the other two Teriayki.

venison jerky air fryer recipe

After the venison meat marinated overnight I let it drain for a few minutes to get the access sauce off.

venison jerky air fryer recipe

The negative to using your Ninja Foodi for a dehyrator is the size. Look at how small it is. I think next time I am going to try putting some on top of the air fryer basket. This way I would have two layers.

Next, you set the settings to dehydrate, the temperature to 150° and the time recommended in the book was 7 hours. You will use the air frying lid.

If you are going to use the Air Fryer you would place on a rack as well or lay on the basket and set the temperature to 180° and cook for an hour.

Venison is a leaner meat and I only needed to have it in there for two hours.

venison jerky air fryer recipe

After meat is done store in an airtight container.

venison jerky air fryer recipe

The sauces added great flavor to the jerky. I would watch the time as this machine is faster than your typical dehydrator like this.

The plus side with a larger dehydrator is you can make a lot more at one time. I found this was quick and easy and takes less time. Watch your venison if you use the Ninja Foodi for the texture your family likes. It can easily get too dry and tough.

If you are curious for the ingredient list for the Beef Jerky here it is:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 pound uncooked beef eye of round, cut in 1/4-inch slices

You would mix the ingredients together and let the meat marinate overnight and follow the same directions as above.

Have you tried air frying or using your Ninja Foodi for venison jerky?


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