Bourbon and Black Pepper ground beef jerky.

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by wobblehd, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. wobblehd

    wobblehd Newbie

    I finally have a new MES 30, and for my first project I chose ground beef jerky. Trial run for smoker and recipe.

    I looked EVERYWHERE for a Bourbon and Black Pepper ground beef recipe. No luck. A ton of recipes for whole muscle, but not ground. After looking around, here is what I chose.

    2 lbs. very lean ground beef

    1/3 cup bourbon

    1/3 cup soy sauce

    1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

    1/3 cup unsulfered full flavor molasses ( with rabbit on label)

    2 Tables. Honey

    1 tea. garlic powder

    1 tea. onion powder

    1 tea. salt + more once extruded

    2 tea. black pepper + more once extruded

    1/2 tea. coriander

    2.2 grams Prague powder #1

    I put everything except the cure in a saucepan reduced by half, let cool, and mixed that and the cure into the meat. Sometimes I remember to take pictures...but not until in the smoker. After reading Cougar78, Bearcarver and a few others posts, I chose to preheat smoker to 140.

    Put jerky in at 140 for an hour, then put smoke to it at 150 for 2 or so hours. Then MES to 160 and get jerky to 155 temp.


    There (hopefully Q-view is working) is jerky after drying, with amznps in bottom, ready to go.


    Time to set it to 160 to get jerky to temp.


    Now into the dehydrator. Took a couple hours but now its done.


    And my feeble attempt at a Bear view.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
    themule69 likes this.
  2. It looks tasty. When I make sticks I do all of it in my MES. I start at about 110° and bump the temp up every hour untill finished.

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    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. jerkyguy

    jerkyguy Newbie

    My mouth is watering!! Looks awesome, hoping it tastes awesome! 

    Reminds me of the bourbon and black pepper jerky i saw today at the gas station. It was Dukes brand? Have you tried that?

    Ps . I would rather eat yours though :)
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great !
     
  5. wobblehd

    wobblehd Newbie

    Themule69, thanks for the suggestion on temp. I tried that sunday (made some more) and it worked great.

    Thanks for the replies. I have tried Duke's, I prefer this...a LOT cheaper too. Turned out very tasty.
     

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