Coca-Cola Jerky (with backstrap)

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by benjaminkramer, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. On to my 3rd project with my MES 30". Came across this jerky recipe:

    I enjoy a nice refreshing Coca-Cola every now and then, so, I thought what could be better than an opportunity to smoke, let alone smoke venison, let alone smoke venison marinated with Coke! Obviously I substituted the called for sirloin tip roasts. I had a beautiful back strap in the freezer and thought, I've had it this long, let's slice and smoke. Cut against the grain and followed recipe to a T, with the exception of the Krazy Salt. I used Penzey's BBQ3000, which is a close equal and I think a little sweeter which I enjoy.  Set the smoker to go at 180° and started some hickory chips. The meat was in the smoker for 3:23. The end result was a great tasting jerky that I'm proud to say was truly field to table with minimal middle man intervention. Unfortunately, I'm not quite at the point where I process my own harvest, but, someday maybe. 

    Enjoy the recipe, highly recommend. 

  2. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    Jerky? With a backstrap? If I knew you well I could no longer call you friend! 
  3. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! But why with such a tender meat like backstraps? I prefer HQ for that. I save the backstraps for the grill.
  4. I was so proud of this deer (my first buck), I thought of it as a way of honoring the relationship he and I had. I also think a lot of it had to do with impulsiveness to fire up that smoker with whatever I had in the freezer!

    I knew I would take some flak for it, I'm ok with that, haha, thanks for the comments guys. 
  5. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    I too use back straps for jerky. Wife and kiddos won't touch it otherwise but jerky will be gone in a day. Lol
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    To each their own, but I gotta side with a couple of folks who stated that back straps are for the grill ! I personally could not make them into jerky.... But that's just me, again to each their own !

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