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Coffee Break Smoked Beef Jerky

Traeger Kitchen


Coffee Break Smoked Beef Jerky

Prep Time

8 Hours

Cook Time

5 Hours

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Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

      Plan ahead! This recipe requires marinating time overnight. In a mixing bowl, combine the coffee, cola, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, curing salt (if using), pepper, and hot sauce.
    • 2

      With a sharp knife, slice the beef into 1/4” thick slices against the grain. (This is easier if the meat is partially frozen.)
    • 3

      Trim any fat or connective tissue.
    • 4

      Put the beef slices in a large resealable plastic bag.
    • 5

      Pour the marinade mixture over the beef, and massage the bag so that all the slices get coated with the marinade.
    • 6

      Seal the bag and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
    • 7

      When ready to cook, set grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 8

      Remove the beef from the marinade and discard the marinade.
    • 9

      Dry the beef slices between paper towels. Arrange the meat in a single layer directly on the grill grate.
    • 10

      Smoke for 4 to 5 hours, or until the jerky is dry but still chewy and somewhat pliant when you bend a piece.
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    • 11

      Transfer to a resealable plastic bag while the jerky's still warm.
    • 12

      Let the jerky rest for an hour at room temperature.
    • 13

      Squeeze any air from the bag, and refrigerate the jerky. It will keep for several weeks. Enjoy!

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