Beef Jerky in a Smoker

I’m so excited to share my favorite recipe with you today! I know it’s the middle of summer but smoked beef jerky is still a great snack for all year long. It’s perfect for when you need something salty and savory on the go, or as an addition to your kids lunchbox. The best part? This recipe is super easy to make in just one hour!
My hope is that this post will inspire you to give homemade beef jerky a try because it tastes so much better than store bought varieties. It’s also less expensive and healthier too, since there are no preservatives or additives used whatsoever. You can customize this recipe by changing out spices or adding different seasonings like cayenne pepper, garlic powder

prep: 10 mins cook: 7 hrs additional: 8 hrs total: 15 hrs 10 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings


1 dash hot pepper sauce

1 cup soy sauce

4 tablespoons ground black pepper

1 dash Worcestershire sauce

2 pounds sirloin, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices

1 tablespoon cider vinegar


In a large, nonporous bowl, combine the ground black pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and add the meat slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Prepare an outdoor smoker for low heat and lightly oil grate.

Lay meat strips out on grill so that they do not overlap. Smoke over low heat. Jerky will be done when the edges appear dry with just a slight hint of moisture in the center of the slices, about 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 362 calories; protein 32.1g; carbohydrates 6g; fat 22.9g; cholesterol 101.3mg; sodium 2488.9mg.

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