Accidental Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by deejaydebi, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Found a new way to make Jerky ...

    About 3 weeks ago I tried the Curlys Beef bacon mix or whatever you call a prepackaged spice and cure and ground my beef to lean so it didn't make a great bacon.

    What to do?

    Well I had 7 lbs of these nice neat slices of beef about 2.5 iches wide and 9 inches long ... Hmmm ...

    JERKY! I whipped up a quick terriaki marinade with a bit of canjun spice and dipped them in and smoked them. The BEST jerky I ever ate!

    I'm making another batch today and I'll smoke it tomorrow night - sometimes mistakes are good!
  2. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Doesn't sound like a mistake Debi, sounds like a gift from God! [​IMG] Terry
  3. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great creative smoking.
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Look at this stuff! 7.5 lbs of really great jerky for about $8!
  5. Can you give more details? Looks like something I would like to try.
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Sure - It was supposed to be Beef Bacon. A premixed spice package from Curley's Sausage -

    but I ground my beef to lean (about 85% so it was to dry for bacon. I sliced it real thin and made about 7 lbs of it and had to find soumething to do with it so I mardinated it in soy sauce, and a bit of Italian salad dressing and smoked it. It makes the best jerky I ever ate!
  7. It was the ground beef thing that was confusing but the link clear it up, thanks.
  8. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I just lov eit when I stubble across a new way to make something , for me it is a great big part of cooking.

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