Beef Jerky Seasoning Salt – Choosing the Perfect Beef Jerky Seasoning Salt

When it comes to making your own beef jerky, there are so many options for flavor. There are marinades and rubs. In this article we will talk about beef jerky salts and seasonings — the dry rubs — that you can either purchase or make yourself.

There are many companies and stores that sell ready-made beef jerky seasonings.

AC Legg

AC Legg, which is the brand used by Ask the Meatman, offers a variety of powdered seasoning blends for beef jerky including a regular flavor, low sodium, teriyaki, hot pepper, Cajun and hot teriyaki.


Neco offers beef jerky salts and seasonings and cures, as well as accessories for making beef jerky. Some flavors they offer are regular, cracked pepper garlic and hot and spicy.

Clem’s Oregon Trail

Clem’s Oregon Trail offers a few beef jerky seasonings including original, mild red pepper, black pepper, teriyaki and black pepper teriyaki. The site also offers recipes for their products as well as jerky making accessories.


This outdoor catalog and superstores offers a host of beef, turkey and goose jerky seasonings both in their own brand and Hi Mountain Cures. Flavors include Original Flavor, Pepper Blend, Mesquite Blend, Cajun Blend, Hickory Blend, Bourbon Barbecue, Cracked Pepper/Garlic Blend and Inferno Blend. Cabela’s also offers snack stick seasonings and live testimonials from the field.

Backwoods Jerky Seasoning

Available in four flavors, which also include the cure packet: hickory, hot jerky, mesquite and original.

These are just five of the many places and brands online you can find beef jerky seasonings online. You can also find them in your local store as well as make them yourself. Here are a few easy recipe ideas:

Emeril Lagasse’s Rustic Rub

o 8 tbsp paprika

o 3 tbsp cayenne

o 5 tbsp fresh ground pepper

o 6 tbsp garlic powder

o 3 tbsp onion powder

o 6 tbsp salt

o 2 1/2 tbsp dried oregano

o 2 1/2 tbsp dried thyme

Combine and mix everything together well. Double or triple as needed. Use immediately, or store for up to three months in airtight container.

Teriyaki Jerky

o 1/2 tsp salt

o 1/8 tsp pepper

o 1/2 tsp ground ginger

o 2 tbsp brown sugar

o 1 garlic clove (crushed)

o 1/4 cup soy sauce

Combine and mix everything together well. Double or triple as needed.

Mexican Jerky (Mild)

o 1 tsp salt

o 1/4 tsp pepper

o 1 tsp chili powder

o 1/2 tsp garlic powder

o 1/2 tsp oregano (crushed)

o 1 tsp paprika

Combine and mix everything together well. Double or triple as needed.