Brad Makes Beef Jerky | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

Published on Sep 6, 2018
Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone is back for episode 38 of “It’s Alive” and this time he's making beef jerky. Join Brad as he walks you through cutting, seasoning, and dehydrating two flavors of jerky.

Check out the recipes here!
The Old Timer:
1¼ lb. eye of round beef
3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. drained capers
1 Tbsp. caper liquid
1 tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. dried oregano
1½ tsp. Tellicherry pepper

Bringin’ the Funk:
1¼ lb. beef
10 dashes fish sauce
2 Tbsp. honey
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 garlic cloves
1 Fresno chile
1 1" piece ginger
¼ cup gochujang
¼ tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
Sesame seeds (for topping)

Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself.
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  • *🅱️LICIN*

  • "You're missing out on the party!" "Am I?" IT'S SAVAGE WITH BRAD

  • instead of jerky make Biltong souther African dried meat

  • Missing Claire but (RAWR) I love seeing Brad in all his hilarious glory!

  • Brad looks like Mac miller in the thumbnail.

  • dark drown sugar for candied jerky


  • would enjoy to see brad make gefilte fish :D

  • no better bromance than a babby and brad bromance

  • wonderful

  • Where can I marry this guy? Asking for a friend.

  • Absolutely love Brad doing videos... So comedic and down to earth. Always encouraging people; "you did great today."

  • God why is brad the best

  • Didn't know it was possible to block comments from the public. Good to know. How is my question not worthy of being seen? I wanted to hope that you value representation from all walks of life. Clearly that is not the case. At least be honest about your stance.

  • thanks! now i have a new recipe

  • 3:06 = *meat flaps*

  • White men are devils.

  • Yea but why was Brad Satan in this vid?

  • I like top ramen beef flavor in my marinade along with molasses chilies. Garlic. pepper.

  • Brad, marry me dude ...... MAN, THE EDITING OF THIS IS GOLD

  • Lois and Clark, the original explorers

  • He sounds like an actor I've heard before and its driving me crazy that i can't place it i need to figure this out lol

  • :46 omfg im dead

  • Reminds of me barstool pizza review except he’s making food

  • The secret ingredient to my secret ingredient soup is ... nothing!

  • blow your nose next time

  • I actually don’t like jerky but this video made my mouth water and that damn jerky looked tasty af

  • I wanna eat bring in the funk it looks and sounds good

  • I am living for the salt bea jokes!!


  • Louis and Clark...


  • I'll divorce right now, you're everything I've ever wanted! JK. I can't divorce. But I love you!! In a friend " wish you were my husband" way.

  • Marry meeeee!!!!

  • Good video but i think i could own him at making jerky.

  • I would love to see you make deli meat!

  • I love that Brad is terrible at talking to the audience, the entire thing is a conversation with "Vinnie".

  • Brad is in his prime in this video! I’ve never laughed so much between his sayings and the editing😂😂😂

  • Horrible camera work. Couldn't watch the whole thing.

    • jeep girl - don’t diss vinny, he’s doing his best

  • why do capers remind me of tonsil stones?

  • that gochujang will stain his hands

  • I want to marry this man

  • Mmmm😋, can you guys send me some? lol

  • Brad seems like one of the few people in the kitchen that aren’t high key millennial

  • please invest in some steady cam equipment. This feels like the blair witch project at first.

  • damn... so I guess no more two-part epoxy :(

  • shout out to Brad for the deep cut Mallrats reference with FUCKUS............thats what i was thinking

  • You should make pickled northern pike!

  • i feel like brad is the definition of chaotic good and i love it

  • In regards of jerky, ever tried the old "box fan with furnace filters bungee corded on" method of drying jerky? Since you completely take heat out of the equation, it dries it properly instead of cooking it low?

  • He reminds me so much of the dude in the Netflix series ''HAPPY'', that makes me love him even more!

  • Brad you should make some sort of vinegar either a wine or a apple cider!

  • this dude was high AF

  • The editor did a great job with this it was hilarious!

  • This editing gives me joy

  • Add just the tinyest bit of cocoa powder and it'll give it a bit of chocolate flavor but not to much sweetness.

  • put it in a bag in a box put an x on the floor give me more give me more shut up and sing it with me

  • This editing is godly

  • Brad should get a dog and name her Allicin, just sayin.

  • mmm, looks good. i think ill try this and just use a bunch of montreal steak spice.

  • I ship him and babish

  • Brad had my same reaction when that guy said he speaks New Jersey (from Jersey too)

  • Amir was looking sauced up in this episode!


  • Need some Jerky for my kibble

  • you can go cutting that out cause it will , but it's fine...i mean, it's fine xD

  • Being coked up in the kitchen is a hell of a combination. Lawdavemercy.

  • adhd edit?

  • y’all funny as hell for this one.

  • 17:16 LOOOOOOL

  • My aunt in ohio makes some good roadkill venison jerkey

  • Either you like every other Bon Appetit chef, or you like Brad. I like Brad.

  • You should remarinade it in sauce until its tender and has all the moisture absorbed and then dehydrate it again for double the flavor. If it ends up too cooked / tough on the second round, maybe only dehydrate it for half the time the first round and then go the full 4 hrs for the next.

  • The video editor deserves a goddamn raise, I haven't audibly laughed at a video in a long long time.

  • Idk who edited this but whoever they are they’re a god

  • Brad could you please lose the hat. You look stupid dude.

  • Does he really thinks he is funny ?

  • I’m sure Jerry was a fan of jerky. 🤟🏼✌🏼

  • I need a Gif of Brad saying “Call me.”.. Maybe then I’ll get a date.

  • I'm a vegetarian, Brad's just a treasure to watch

  • gives off a Gabriel from supernatural vibe

  • Awesome Babish impersonation lol

  • the edit at 15:55 LMAOO

  • This whole video caught me off guard, my name is vince. It was like he was speaking to me.

  • Hi Brad! could you do root beer?

  • Has this poos ever had biltong?

  • the guy standing behind him, the back of his pants should have been fixed. they are bugging me hahaha

  • i make my jerky in a smoker (mostly game). Gotta have the smoke

  • Worcestershire is really easy to say: "Wu-sta-sheer"

  • Please make south african biltong

  • Is there such a thing as a vegan jerky? Same intense flavor, same chewy texture, same shelf-life ... but vegan??

  • "That's the stuff"

  • brad is the mac demarco of cooking shows

  • This was a great sepl helf video!!!!

  • The autism of cooking with this asshat

  • Please make South African Jerky. "Biltong"

  • selp helf

  • I need Brads knife, does anyone know what style it is? or where i can find one?

  • Athe edits are waaayyyyy too much

  • Salt bae who? I only know sesame bae