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smoked beef jerky

Smoked Beef Jerky

Low and slow smoked beef jerky with rich smoky flavor and tender, chewy texture.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Author Mat Cotton


  • 2.5 lbs beef round
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Marinate your meat the night before you plan on making your jerky. Start by mixing all ingredients other than the protein into a large plastic bowl.
  • Slice protein against the grain into 1/3" strips.
  • Mix meat together with the marinade and cover in the fridge overnight.
  • Set smoker to 160°F.
  • Place the meat onto wire racks and smoke for 2 hours, then remove and place into the dehydrator at 160°F for a further 5-6 hours if using the dehydrator. Otherwise, smoke for 7-8 hours in the smoker.
  • Cool, then place in a sealed container in the fridge and enjoy!