I decided to smoke this jerky since I was not about to use air filters and a fan. I had a weekend trip planned to visit my parents in Corpus Christi, TX and thought I would bring my Masterbuilt Smoker along to make some jerky. I packed the truck with my smoker and Fiance and enjoyed the 4 hour drive south to visit the folks.
Pick you favorite type of beef and trim all visible fat. Place the meat in the freezer for 1-2 hours to partially freeze. This makes it easier to slice equal width pieces.
While the meat is in the freezer, add the worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and honey in a container. Stir the ingredients well to allow the honey to evenly disperse. Add the remaining ingredients, stir, and set aside.
Remove beef from the freezer and slice against the grain between 1/8"-1/4" thick.
Add the sliced beef to the marinade and stir well to evenly coat. Set in the refrigerator and allow to marinade for 6-24 hours.
When finished marinating, remove meat from the refrigerator and pat dry with paper towels.
Add additional red pepper flakes before drying. Dry the jerky using your favorite method.
Jerky will be finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half. Allow to cool for several hours before storing in an air tight container.
Alton Brown Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.