Hawaiian Beef Jerky – Pipikaula


Hawaiian Beef Jerky – Pipikaula

Hawaiian beef jerky is moister than it's mainland counterpart because it's cut thicker into larger strips. It has a unique taste and is great for an appetizer or on your buffet table on game day!  This is another dish that would work with a low carb diet.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin or flank steak cut into 4 x2 x 3/4-inch striips
  • 1 tablespoon Hawaiian or Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger fresh minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried hot red chiles


  • In a glass or ceramic bowl, add the last 5 ingredients and toss the meat strips until well covered in the bowl. Let it marinate, covered, in the refrigerator over night.
  • In the morning, flatten the strips slightly and sprinkle with the kosher salt. Let stand, covered loosely, for 30 minutes. Arrange strips 1-inch apart on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Place in a preheated, 200 degree F. oven for about 5 or 6 hours, turning the pieces over every once in awhile, or until the meat is firm to the touch. Remove and let rest until completely cooled.
  • The meat can be eaten immediately or covered and stored in the refrigerator.

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