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Smoked Venison Jerky

I have to admit this is the first time I have made jerky since childhood. With some experimenting and taste testing I have to say… NAILED IT! This sweet, tangy, spicy, smokey brine is the perfect combo of flavors. Put one of those extra venison roasts to good use!

Prep time: 15 minute

Cook time: 3 hours


2 lbs venison steak, sliced against the grain between ¼ and ⅜ inch thick (sinew and fat trimmed off)

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp salt

1 cup soy sauce

1 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp brown sugar

4 tsp black pepper

2 tsp chili powder

4 tsp cayenne pepper

4 tsp red pepper flakes


Slice 2 lbs of steak or roast into ¼ - ⅜ inch slices

In a large bowl combine all other ingredients

Place meat into mixture

Cover and allow to marinate overnight in refrigerator

The next day, heat smoker to 180 degrees

Place meat on racks

Allow meat to smoke at least 3 hours

Pull meat out of smoker when desired dryness has been achieved

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