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Coffee Break Smoked Beef Jerky

Traeger Kitchen


Coffee Break Smoked Beef Jerky

Prep Time

8

Hours

Cook Time

5

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

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What's this?

Forget ordinary store-bought jerky and Traeger extraordinary-flavored high protein snacks by infusing hardwood smoke. Wood-fired Traeger coffee jerky has heartily unmatched flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee or Espresso, cold

  • 1 Cup Cola

  • 1/2 Cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon Morton Tender Quick Home Meat Cure

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce

  • 2 Pound trimmed beef top or bottom round, sirloin tip or flank steak

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.
  • 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!