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Teriyaki Beef Jerky (with Q-View)

post #1 of 12
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I was at BJ's Wholesale on Friday and picked up a 5+ pound package of beef bottom round for $20. I took it home, carefully trimmed all of the fat from the exterior, cut it into three sections and stuck it in the deep freezer. Yesterday morning, I took out the three frozen sections and sliced them all up into 3/16" slices in the electric slicer (I like to prepare my jerky on the thin side). Once I was done with the slicing, I mixed together my simple teriyaki marinade in a stainless bowl and added the beef slices in, one at a time, to ensure that each slice was thoroughly covered in the marinade. Every few hours, I would remove the bowl from the refrigerator and give everything a good tossing with my hands, just to make sure that all of the pieces were receiving the tender loving care that they deserved. biggrin.gif I have a couple of Foodsaver vacuum containers that I usually use for marinating beef, but since I used TQ in the mix this time and was going to wait the full 24 hours, regardless, I just stuck with the stainless bowl. Anyhow, here's a little Q-View of the process, so far, while the jerky spends the day in the smoker.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Slicing The Frozen Beef Round Bottom Into 3/16" Strips

Slicing The Frozen Beef Round Bottom Into 3/16" Strips

 

 

Beef Slices Waiting To Be Bathed In Marinade

3/16" Slices Waiting To Be Bathed In Marinade

 

 

Beef Strips In Teriyaki Marinade (This smells SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!!)

Beef Strips In Marinade

 

 

Marinated Beef Strips Hanging In Smoker

Marinated Beef Strips Hanging In Smoker

 

 

I can't wait to taste the finished product this evening! More Q-View when they're done!

post #2 of 12

Great start!!!

 can't wait to hear the details and see the finished product.

post #3 of 12

Man great start.  Those slices look drool.gif

post #4 of 12

MMMMMMM  Jerky

 

Nice

post #5 of 12

They sure look great so far!

 

Looking forward to seeing the finish.

post #6 of 12

Looking good

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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by eman View Post

Great start!!!

 can't wait to hear the details and see the finished product.

eman, thank you and I can't wait, either! By the way, now that you mentioned the "details", I realized that I had forgotten to complete my original post. DOH! hit.gif

 

I'm smoking with a mix of cherry and apple chips. Since I'm smoking in an electric smoker at a low temperature (150 degrees), I put in a charcoal briquet, just to keep things going. To start the briquet, I crank the smoker up to 200 degrees until I see smoke, then lower to 150 degrees. If I just try to smoke at 150 degrees, the heating element will not ignite the charcoal or the wood chips.

 

For the teriyaki marinade (my favorite of all of the flavors I've ever tried), I use a 50/50 mix of commercially available products. Here they are:

 

1 Cup of Mr. Yoshida's Original Gourmet Sauce

1 Cup of The Rice Road Teriyaki Sauce with Sesame and Ginger

 

Both of these are available at Costco Wholesale. Additionally, this is the first time that I'm using 1.5 teaspoons per pound of Morton TenderQuick, so that I don't have to worry about keeping things refrigerated.

 



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Originally Posted by slownlow View Post

Man great start.  Those slices look drool.gif

slow, thank you!
 

 



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Originally Posted by nepas View Post

MMMMMMM  Jerky

 

Nice

nepas, thank you!
 

 



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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

They sure look great so far!

 

Looking forward to seeing the finish.

Al, thank you and me too! I'll make sure to add the Q-View when they're done.
 

 



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Originally Posted by raptor700 View Post

Looking good

    popcorn.gif

raptor, thank you!
 

 

post #8 of 12

Looks tasty! can't wait to see the finished result!

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

As promised, here's a shot of the finished product. It only took me 13 hours to get here. My son, who was supposed to be in bed already, came out to devour a few pieces right as I pulled them from the smoker and bagged them. All I heard him say was "Mmmmmmmm!", so I'm guessing they turned out okay. icon_biggrin.gif

 

Enjoy the Q-View and have a great evening!

 

The Finished Product

post #10 of 12

That looks awesome!!

post #11 of 12

beautiful!!!   If it passed the kid test, then you know it's good!

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Originally Posted by BigCase View Post

That looks awesome!!

Big, thank you!
 

 


 

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Originally Posted by slownlow View Post

beautiful!!!   If it passed the kid test, then you know it's good!

slow, the kids haven't stopped eating, so I guess you're right! Grandpa just found out about the jerky, too, so the bag is going to get a lot lighter very soon. icon_lol.gif
 

 

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