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Smoked Spicy Venison Jerky

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Spicy Venison Jerky

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Hours

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Big Game Blend

Take your wild game and turn it into wildly satisfying jerky. Thin sliced venison marinated in some rich flavor and seasoned with red pepper flakes, cayenne and habanero for some lingering spice.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

    Steps

    • 1

      With a sharp knife, slice the venison into 1/4 inch thick slices. Trim any fat or connective tissue.
    • 2

      Add all ingredients except venison to a bowl and whisk. Add venison slices and mix to combine.
    • 3

      Transfer contents of bowl to a large resealable bag and seal removing as much air as possible. Place in fridge to marinate overnight.
    • 4

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 5

      Remove the venison from the marinade and discard marinade.
    • 6

      Arrange the meat in a single layer directly on the grill grate. For extra spicy jerky, sprinkle with more cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
    • 7

      Smoke for 4 to 5 hours or until the jerky is dry but still chewy and somewhat pliant when you bend it.
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    • 8

      Remove from grill and transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool for 1 hour. Store in an airtight container or resealable bag in refrigerator. Enjoy!

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