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pnoon 07-19-2011 05:42 PM

Beef Jerky
 
I used London Broil for the meat.
I froze the meat for ~ 2 hours. Makes it much easier to slice.
Placed the meat and marinade in a zip lock bag and refrigerated overnight.
I removed the meat from the marinade and let air dry on oven racks for ~90 minutes.
Dried on the smoker @ 200 for 2 hours.

I had 5 pounds of meat which I split 3 ways for different marinades.

Mexican
cup water
cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
4 cloves garlic crushed
tsp Tabasco
2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder

Comments:
Recipe says this is for 3 lbs of meat. I marinated just under 2 pounds and thought the volume of marinade was a bit low. I would increase the proportion by 50% or even double it.
Next time I make it, I want it to be a bit spicier. I may add some red pepper flakes and/or more Tabasco. Possibly some cayenne.

Pickled Jerky
1 cup orange juice
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 cup soy sauce
cup brown sugar
2 tsp garlic powder
tsp black pepper
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp mustard seed ground or crushed
1 tsp celery seed ground or crushed

Comments:
Recipe says this is for 5 lbs of meat. I cut the proportions in half and marinated just under 2 pounds. I thought the volume of marinade was just right.
I used whole mustard seed and it worked fine.

Honey BBQ Jerky

1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 mashed garlic clove
1 tsp chili powder
Simmer on the stove for about 5 minutes to let the butter melt and flavors incorporate.

Comments:
I think I simmered this marinade for a bit too long and it got thick like BBQ sauce. Worked fine and tasted great. I just think it should have been a bit thinner in consistency
Recipe says this is for 1-1 lbs of meat. I marinated just under 2 pounds. I thought the volume of marinade was just right.

Bill86 07-19-2011 05:46 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Interesting....I think I might try that honey BBQ recipe, sounds tasty :dr

Kreth 07-19-2011 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bill86 (Post 1342733)
Interesting....I think I might try that honey BBQ recipe, sounds tasty :dr

:tpd: Sounds delicious!
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Col. Kurtz 07-19-2011 06:14 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Beef jerky pass? :dr

Mattso3000 07-19-2011 06:15 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
I like that Mexican recipe, might try that with a substitution of sriracha for tabasco and a pinch of habanero powder.

Bill86 07-19-2011 06:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Col. Kurtz (Post 1342782)
Beef jerky pass? :dr

Excellent idea, or the sale of beef jerky in the WTS forum. :D

hammondc 07-19-2011 06:18 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
OHHHHHHH YEAH! I am trying this.

pnoon 07-19-2011 06:40 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
All 3 were delicious.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattso3000 (Post 1342785)
I like that Mexican recipe, might try that with a substitution of sriracha for tabasco and a pinch of habanero powder.

Rooster sauce FTW! Great idea. :tu

T.G 07-19-2011 07:59 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Nice. The pickled jerky sounds very intriguing.

Yeah, **** sauce would definitely work in a larger quantity. Might have to reduce the sugar a bit though since there is some in the sauce or it might get too sweet.

You could also use something like Blair's After Death or Dave's Insanity (or even Ultra Death / Total Insanity) for the Tabasco, keeping the measurements the same. Being only about 2% of the total volume, it'll kick it up nicely but shouldn't blow out your palate. :2

pnoon 07-19-2011 08:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by T.G (Post 1342879)
Nice. The pickled jerky sounds very intriguing.

For making the Mexican jerky hotter, I'd just substitute something like Blair's After Death or Dave's Insanity (or even Ultra Death / Total Insanity) for the Tabasco, keeping the measurements the same. Being only about 2% of the total volume, it'll kick it up nicely but shouldn't blow out your palate. :2

Believe it or not, the Pickled Jerky marinade was my favorite of the 3.

T.G 07-19-2011 08:08 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
I can believe it. I'm intrigued by it because it's so different.

Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with the others, but they are much more traditional.

longknocker 07-19-2011 08:11 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
I'm Hungry!:dr

pnoon 07-19-2011 08:12 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by longknocker (Post 1342889)
I'm Hungry!:dr

Tell me about it.
Eating it is like eating potato chips. It's hard to stop.

jonumberone 07-19-2011 08:16 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Peter, was this done on your Traeger or another smoker?

pnoon 07-19-2011 08:21 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jonumberone (Post 1342896)
Peter, was this done on your Traeger or another smoker?

Traeger

T.G 07-19-2011 08:29 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Which wood/pellets?

St. Lou Stu 07-19-2011 08:43 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
If any of that makes it to Shack I may be following you like a puppy!
Looks delicious brother!

pnoon 07-19-2011 10:26 PM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by T.G (Post 1342910)
Which wood/pellets?

Mesquite
Quote:

Originally Posted by St. Lou Stu (Post 1342945)
If any of that makes it to Shack I may be following you like a puppy!
Looks delicious brother!

I can try and make that happen.

Smokin Gator 07-20-2011 04:30 AM

Re: Beef Jerky
 
Thanks for the recipes Peter. I do love making/eating jerky.

galaga 07-20-2011 09:12 AM

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T'was good! T'is gone....:tu


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