Skip to Main Content
  • Find even more great deals at a store near you  |Find a Store
Coffee Break Beef Jerky

Coffee Break Beef Jerky

By Traeger Kitchen

Forget ordinary store-bought jerky and Traeger extraordinary high protein snacks packed with hardwood smoke. Wood-fired Traeger coffee jerky has unmatched flavor, so grab a handful and don't leave us behind.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

5 Hr




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 Cup brewed strong coffee or espresso, chilled
1 Cup cola
1/2 Cup soy sauce
1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 Cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoon Morton Tender Quick Home Meat Cure, optional
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


  • 1

    Plan ahead! This recipe requires marinating time overnight.

  • 2

    In a mixing bowl, combine the coffee, cola, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, curing salt (if using), pepper and hot sauce.

  • 3

    With a sharp knife, slice the beef into 1/4 inch thick slices against the grain. (This is easier if the meat is partially frozen.) Trim any fat or connective tissue.

  • 4

    Put the beef slices in a large resealable bag. Pour the marinade mixture over the beef, and massage the bag so that all the slices get coated with the marinade.

  • 5

    Seal the bag and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.

  • 6

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 165°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 7

    Remove the beef from the marinade and discard the marinade.

  • 8

    Dry the beef slices between paper towels. Arrange the meat in a single layer directly on the grill grate.

  • 9

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

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 10

    Transfer to a resealable bag while the jerky's still warm. Let the jerky rest for an hour at room temperature.

  • 11

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

My Notes

In order to add notes for this recipe, you must log in or create an account.