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Teriyaki Deer Jerky

Traeger Kitchen


Teriyaki Deer Jerky

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

4

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

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What's this?

This homemade spicy venison jerky will make your mouth water for more. Smoky pepper and teriyaki jerky is a high protein snack that will last through hours of stalking your big game prey.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 Cup mirin

  • 2 Tablespoon sugar

  • 3 coins fresh ginger, each ¼ inch thick

  • 1 Clove garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 Pound venison, trimmed

Steps

  • 1

    In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, ginger, garlic, onion powder and pepper.
  • 2

    With a sharp knife, slice the venison into 1/4 inch thick slices. Trim any fat or connective tissue.
  • 3

    Put the meat slices in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade mixture over the venison and massage the bag so that all the slices get coated with the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available. Remove the venison from the marinade; discard marinade. Dry the meat slices between paper towels.
  • 5

    Arrange the meat in a single layer directly on the grill grate. Smoke for 3 hours or until the jerky is dry but still chewy and somewhat pliant when you bend a piece.
  • 6

    Transfer to a resealable plastic bag while the jerky is still warm leaving the top open. Let the jerky rest for an hour at room temperature.
  • 7

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