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Smoked Venison Holiday Jerky

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Venison Holiday Jerky

Prep Time

8 Hours

Cook Time

4 Hours

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Big Game Blend

Sweet, salty and snack-worthy. Thin venison slices are given a bath in a sweet and salty marinade and smoked over our classic Big Game Hardwood for some big flavor. Stick that in your back pocket.

Ingredients

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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 besides venison to a bowl and whisk. Add venison slices and mix to combine.
    • 3

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

      When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Remove the venison and discard the marinade.
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    • 5

      Arrange the meat in a single layer directly on the grill grate. Sprinkle with a little more white pepper, ground clove, ground cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg.
    • 6

      Smoke for 4 to 5 hours, or until the jerky is dry but still chewy and somewhat pliant when you bend it.
    • 7

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

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