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.
|1 Cup||brewed strong coffee or espresso, chilled|
|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|
Plan ahead! This recipe requires marinating time overnight.
In a mixing bowl, combine the coffee, cola, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, curing salt (if using), pepper and hot sauce.
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
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.
2 Pound trimmed beef top or bottom round, sirloin tip or flank steak
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.
Seal the bag and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 165°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
165 ˚F / 74 ˚C
Remove the beef from the marinade and discard the marinade.
Dry the beef slices between paper towels. Arrange the meat in a single layer directly on the grill grate.
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
Transfer to a resealable bag while the jerky's still warm. Let the jerky rest for an hour at room temperature.
Squeeze any air from the bag and refrigerate the jerky. It will keep for several weeks. Enjoy!