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pam's smoked orange beef jerky

Recipe by
Pamela Rappaport
The Villages, FL

I wanted a jerky with a totally different taste. This also is much less salty than most recipes. Store in the refrigerator.

cook time 5 Hr
method Smoke

Ingredients For pam's smoked orange beef jerky

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean beef such as round steak
  • 1/2 c
    prepared orange beef sauce, i use panda express brand
  • 1 c
    orange juice
  • 3/4 tsp
    prague salt #1
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • grated zest from 1 orange

How To Make pam's smoked orange beef jerky

  • 1
    Slice the beef into 1/4 inch slices, it'll be easier if you put it in the freezer for about 45 minutes before slicing
  • 2
    Mix everything together in a gallon zip top bag, mix well and refrigerate over night.
  • 3
    Preheat smoker to 170 degrees.
  • 4
    Drain the meat in a colander but do not rinse.
  • 5
    Either spread out directly on the racks for drying or use wooden skewers to hang the slices. Place in the smoker.
  • 6
    If using wood pellets, get them started and add to the smoker. If using chips, add them now too. Use something light, I use a mix of mostly apple with a little hickory.
  • 7
    Smoke for about 2 hours then continue drying in the smoker or remove to a dehydrator. I use the smoker. Keep the temp at 170 for a total of 3 hours then lower to 150 until jerky is dehydrated to your liking. Mine takes about 4 hours total.

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