Here is a healthy jerky recipe that we've used on everything from beef, venison, elk an even cougar. It just works on everything. This is a fairly spicy recipe, so if you want it less spicy, cut the black pepper back to 1 Tbl or less.
Healthy Jerky Recipe:
3 lbs of meat, sliced fairly thin
3/4 cup sucanat (could use honey or brown sugar)
1 Tbl Tabasco sauce
2 Tbl black pepper
2 Tbl garlic powder
4 bay leaves
1/3 cup sea salt
2 quarts of water
Heat mixture and pour over meat, making sure meat all pieces are covered. Cover pan and refrigerate for 1 whole day. Put meat in a smoker and smoke until done. We like using hickory chips.