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Southern Chipotle Jerky

Southern Chipotle Jerky gives you a kick of spice and a mellow background taste.
Course Snack
Cuisine Beef Jerky
Keyword chipotle beef jerky
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 179 kcal
Author Jerkyholic

Ingredients

Lean Beef

Marinade

  • 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili pepper
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke mesquite
  • 1/4 cup water

Optional

Topping:

  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili pepper

Instructions

  1. Pick a lean cut of beef and trim all visible fat. After trimming the fat, place the meat in the freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  2. While the meat is in the freezer; combine water, worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, chipotle chili pepper, and liquid smoke in a medium size bowl or container.
  3. Remove meat from the freezer and slice against the grain between 1/8" - 1/4" in thickness.
  4. Add sliced beef to the mixture and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours.
  5. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle on remaining chipotle chili pepper. Add heavily for a real kick, or light for a nice spice.
  6. Dry with your favorite jerky making method. A dehydrator was used when making this recipe. The slices were placed on dehydrator racks so they were not overlapping or touching. Dried for 3 hours at 160 degrees and another 3 hours at 95 degrees.
  7. Jerky will be finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half. Allow to cool for several hours before storing in air tight containers.
Nutrition Facts
Southern Chipotle Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 661mg29%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.