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beef jerky

Smoked Beef Jerky

Who doesn't like beef jerky? Ok, if you know someone who doesn't, have them try this recipe and it will change their mind. The marinade is sweet and salty with a bit of heat but not too much. Smoking the beef creates tender slices that everyone will love
Prep Time 12 hrs
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal


  • Cutting Board
  • Large Bowl
  • Smoker
  • Cooling Rack


  • 5 pound Bottom Round Beef Roast Any cut from the "Round" of the cow will work great. Also, flank and sirloin tip will work great.
  • 1.5 cups Worcestershire
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup A1 Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Steak Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce optional
  • 2 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper optional


  • Slice the roast beef against the grain in approximately 1/8 inch slices.
    sliced beef jerky
  • Mix all marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
    jerky marinade
  • Place sliced beef in the bowl with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
    beef jerky in marinade
  • Place marinaded beef on the smoker. Turn smoker to 225 degrees and let the beef smoke for approximately 2 hours. Keep checking on the jerky to make sure you aren't over cooking it. You will know when its done when the jerky is firm but not soft and still slightly pliable.
    beef jerky on the smoker
  • Once the beef jerky is done. Place on a cooling rack. Once thoroughly cooled, enjoy!
    beef jerky
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