Paleo Beef Jerky (Gluten-Free, Whole30)

Paleo Beef Jerky is the perfect salty, meaty and chewy snack. I'm showing you how to make it at home in this post. Gluten-free and whole30.

Course Snack
Cuisine Beef, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 43 kcal


  • 1 lb London broil or top sirloin
  • 4 oz coconut aminos
  • Large ziploc bag
  • 2 cooling racks you need something to elevate the jerky so that it dries on both sides
  • 2 baking sheets
  • Parchment paper


  1. Trim all visible fat from the meat. Throw the whole steak in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. You want to firm up the meat (ha!) before you slice it.
  2. Remove from the freezer and use a sharp knife to cut the steak against the grain (so it’s not as tough) and on the bias (diagonally, so you get wider pieces). You want the pieces to be less than ⅛″ thickness and as consistent as possible.
  3. Throw the pieces in a large plastic bag and pour about 4 ounces of the coconut aminos into the bag.

  4. BE PATIENT and let marinate it for a few hours (or overnight). Trust me…it’ll taste better.
  5. To dehydrate, set your oven to 200 degrees. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil. Place the racks on top (again, you want to leave the jerky exposed to air on both sides). I used cooling racks intended for baking.

  6. Place jerky on the racks, leaving a little space between.
  7. Bake for at least two 2 hours (checking frequently) or until it is, well, jerky-like! You want it to be dry.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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Nutrition Facts
Paleo Beef Jerky (Gluten-Free, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 178mg7%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.