Elk Jerky

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by redheelerdog, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Elk Back strap Jerky:
    • 2 bottles Soy Sauce
    • 1 TBL Onion Powder
    • 1 TBL Granulated Garlic
    • 2 TBL Red Pepper Flakes
    • Cut meat in jerky size pieces
    • Brine in Soy Sauce mixture overnight in cool fridge or outside– stir every 2 hrs
    • Next day, paper-towel off excess liquid
    • Place on non-stick sprayed smoker racks - 200F
    • Pull pieces as they dry in the smoker
    • Vacuum pack
    Enjoy Elk Jerky – this recipe is really good and I have made it for years.

    I have been so busy this year with work I haven’t even gone hunting. I haven’t posted much on SMF either (did some cheese and that’s about it) – the elk I have was from a trip 2 years ago (looked great in the vacuum packs)

    Time to get the smoker going and relax a little during the holidays.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

    More pics to come.


    Using the excellent outdoor refrigerator - I love days like this for preparing meat.


     
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jerky looks great! If I ever draw a tag again maybe I'll give it a try!
     
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  3. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Lookin good, like jerky, but not sure I could cut up blackstrap for jerky. Gosh I love blackstrap. Only had elk once, and have been looking forward to my 2nd time ever since.
     
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  4. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The best damn jerky a guys ever eat... backstrap jerky. You bet.
     
  5. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    How could it not be? Best cut there is. :drool I even like better then the inner loins.
     
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  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    RHD, That jerky looks scrumptious !
     
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Must have Christmas on the brain. When I saw the thread title I thought it said "ELF jerky". 😳
     
  8. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's a GREAT idea! I never thought of making jerky out of Elf's.

    Wonder what they taste like?  [​IMG]

    I am sure Bear has already made them and has a DYI! LOL  [​IMG]  
     
  9. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I hear they taste like chicken...:grilling_smilie:
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    OMG Back strap Elk Tell me you really made Pastrami 

    Is it done yet

    Richie
     
  11. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Got the MES and AMAZN going this morning - 4 racks of Elk jerky smokin today.




    AMAZN TBS - Best BBQ tool known to man!


    I cleaned off the MES thermocouple

     
  12. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Here's about 7hrs at 200F - 230F, dang good snackin.

     
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  13. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Looks dam good from here..
    :points:
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks Fantastic

    Merry X-Mas Richie

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