This easy Homemade Soy Curls Jerky is savory and flavorful. Take it on a road trip or camping. Made with just the right amount of seasonings.
This Soy Curls Jerky can be added to a salad, tacos, nachos, or eaten straight. It is tender and chewy with crispy bits.
If you have never had soy curls before, it is a vegan meat alternative made from whole soybeans.
Since a bag of soy curls has all different shapes and sizes, when it bakes you get some tender pieces and some crispy pieces.
I love to add the crispy pieces to a salad and eat the large pieces straight or add them to a sandwich.
Making your own homemade vegan jerky is much cheaper than store-bought and it is super easy to do. Make a large batch and enjoy it throughout the week.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is savory and flavorful.
- It is cheaper than store-bought vegan jerky.
- It is perfect for snacking.
- It's a great source of vegan protein.
- Soy curls: I used Butler soy curls. You can find them online and at some health food stores.
- Tamari: Adds a salty umami flavor. I used low-sodium gluten-free tamari so that I can control the amount of sodium. You could also use soy sauce.
- Maple syrup: Adds a sweet maple flavor. You could also use brown sugar or agave syrup.
- Paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder: Add a peppery and salty flavor.
- Liquid smoke: Adds a smoky flavor.
- Black pepper: Adds spice.
- Olive oil: Helps the soy curls retain moisture.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: In a large bowl soak soy curls in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess water.
Step 2: Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl.
Step 3: Whisk to combine. Pour the marinade mixture over the drained soy curls. Stir to combine. Spread soy curls in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Step 4: Bake until chewy or your desired texture, stopping to flip every 20 minutes.
- Taste the marinade before adding to the soy curls to see if you want more spices or maple syrup.
- Let them marinate for an hour to really soak up the flavors.
- Make sure to flip every 20 minutes to achieve a chewy texture. Since the soy curls are all different shapes and sizes, if they aren't flipped you'll have uneven crispiness.
- Since the soy curls are all different sizes, you'll have some crispy ones and some chewier ones.
You can store this soy curl jerky recipe at room temperature for 5 days in an airtight container or 2 weeks in the fridge.
- Wraps or sandwiches
- Loaded baked potato
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Soy Curls Jerky
- Soak soy curls in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and press out excess water.
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add soy curls. Toss to coat.
- Spread soy curls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 250°F, tossing every 20 minutes for a total of 1 hour and 30 - 40 minutes, depending upon how crispy you like them.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.