Garlic Black Pepper Beef Jerky

This peppery smoked beef jerky really turned out fantastic! Don't wait, fire up the smoker and get ready to make some really great tasting beef jerky.

Lean Meat – Beef eye of round roast or Venison Marinade – Soy sauce – Water – Brown sugar – Ground black pepper – Sea salt – Garlic powder – Onion powder – Curing salt (optional)



Electric Smoker

I chose to use a Beef Eye of Round when making this recipe. I love the eye of round because it has minimal marbling (fat) and the cut makes jerky that has a great finished texture.

Before you slice the cut into jerky strips, trim all visible fat. Fat spoils faster than meat and will shorten the life of the finished jerky.

I sliced this meat by hand for this recipe, make sure to use a really sharp knife. You can also wrap the roast in plastic wrap and put in the freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze. This keeps the meat firm when slicing and allows even slices more easily.

Add the jerky slices to the marinade and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours. The longer you marinade, the stronger the flavor!

I went with the toothpick method when making this peppered jerky since I was using my smoker.

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