Sweet & Spicy Jerky

Experience a dance of flavor on your taste buds with these addictive Sweet & Spicy Jerky. Sugar, spice, and everything nice makes for amazing jerky.

Try the recipe and order your favorite Grumpy Goat dark roast coffee for the key ingredient!


  • 1 1/2 cups brewed strong Grumpy Goat dark roast coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola
  • 2 whole star anise pods
  • 2 cups soy sauce 1/2 cup Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sambal oelek
  • 2 pounds trimmed beef top round or bottom round, about 1 1/2 inches thick


Step 1: In a saucepan, boil the Grumpy Goat coffee, Coca-Cola, and star anise until reduced by half, 10 minutes; pour into a large bowl and let cool to room temperature, stirring often. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice and sambal oelek and stir well.

Step 2: Cut the meat into 1/4-inch-thick slices, either with or against the grain.

Step 3: Add the beef to the marinade, a few slices at a time, stirring well to coat each slice with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 200°. Set a large wire rack on each of 3 large rimmed baking sheets. Remove the beef from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange the beef on the racks, leaving 1/4 inch between slices. Bake for about 4 hours, until the jerky is firm and almost completely dry, but still chewy. Let cool completely on the racks before serving