A couple months ago, I got ahold of a whole top sirloin. I cut it up into steaks and I had some really lean portions I decided I would cut up into strips about 1/4" thick and about 1" wide (against the grain). I stuck it in the freezer until I had a chance to do some research. I finally came up with a recipe I thought would be great and gave it a try:
Jerky Marinade (for 3 lbs raw meat)
1 cup Soy sauce
1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce
3 T MTQ
3 t brown sugar
2 T bbq rub
3 T cracked black pepper
1 T granulated garlic
I put the meat in the marinade and let it soak for 2 hours in the fridge. Took it out and thoroughly rinsed all the pieces of meat. I then placed them on my smoker rack (not touching) and thinned down some of my home made bbq sauce with some apple juice. I brushed all the strips of meat with a light coating and sprinkled with some more cracked black pepper. Next, I put it in the smoker at 160 deg. with some hickory smoke. I checked it after an hour and added more wood chips to the tray. (I have a MES 40) at two hours it was done to my liking... I like a little moisture left in it, but done enough it cracks when bent.
All in all, it turned out great!! It tastes similar to the kippered beef steak you buy in the store.
I am thinking about doing the next round without MTQ. Should I just add 1 Tablespoon of salt in place of the MTQ and let soak over night?
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks for looking!
Below are some pics... Sorry, This is about all the jerky I have left... LOL
Edited by mrrmobile - 11/13/11 at 12:57pm