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Smoked Bourbon Jerky

Smoked Bourbon Jerky

By Traeger Kitchen

Take a hike with this wood-fired snack. Marinated in a brown sugar and bourbon mix, then slow-smoked over oak, this jerky packs some serious flavor.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

6 Hours




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurment:
3 Pound flank steak
1 Cup bourbon
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup Traeger Jerky Rub
1 Can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
3 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar


  • 1

    Roll flank steak up parallel to the grain. Slice, with the grain, into 1/4 inch thick slices.

    • 3 Pound flank steak

  • 2

    Combine all ingredients for marinade in a medium bowl and mix well. Place sliced flank steak in a large zip top bag and pour marinade over steak.

    • 1 Cup bourbon

    • 1/2 Cup brown sugar

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Jerky Rub

    • 1 Can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

    • 3 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    • 1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3

    Place in refrigerator and marinate overnight.

  • 4

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

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 5

    Remove flank from the marinade, discard marinade and lay slices on a jerky rack or directly on the grill grate.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    Smoke for about 6 hours or until jerky has dried out but is still pliable.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

  • 7

    Remove from grill and let cool at room temperature, lightly covered for 1 hour.

  • 8

    Store in an airtight container or zip top bag in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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