Sometimes you just need something more substantial for a snack, and jerky is a solid choice – it is high in protein and doesn’t raise your insulin levels.   You need to carefully check the labels here though to ensure a brand that isn’t full of high sodium ingredients – look for natural ingredients.  Somewhere in Oklahoma or Texas we passed a road side stand selling homemade buffalo jerky and my husband offered to stop…unfortunately I am not as adventurous as some of my co-workers (Ashley for example has tried everything from antelope jerky to ostrich jerky!) and I was very content to nibble on my turkey jerky as we passed on by the buffalo jerky stand…  I’ve included an easy, delicious anti-inflammatory recipe to make your own beef jerky.


Beef Jerky

Air Fryer Beef Jerky

Looking for a delicious anti-inflammatory jerky that you can make at home?  Try this easy air fryer recipe.
Course Appetizer, Snack


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb flank steak
  • ½ cup Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • tsp ground cloves
  • tsp ground ginger
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 gallon zip top bag


  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except steak until well combined.
  • Slice steak against the grain into 1/4" thick strips, trimming off any excess fat. Place into zipper bag along with seasoning mixture. Be sure the steak is well coated. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Place an air fryer pan into the bottom of the air fryer basket to catch drippings, then place an insert rack into the pan.
  • Spread steak strips evenly onto the insert rack. Air fry at 180°F for 30 minutes. Turn strips over and air fry for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before using a paper towel to dry any excess moisture.
  • Store jerky in an air tight container, no longer than 1 month.
Keyword Air Fryer, Anti-Inflammatory, Appetizer, Beef, Snack

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