Is rump roast a good choice for jerky?

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by mrad, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. mrad

    mrad Smoke Blower

    The local store has a one day sale on Rump Roasts. $2.69 lb.  Would this be a good lean cut for jerky?
  2. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Heck yeah, london broil too..
    I use bottom round roast when it's on sale.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
  3. smo-kin joe

    smo-kin joe Newbie

    I am new to smoking and making jerky. I've tried jerky with sirloin tip, bottom of the round and rump roast. The rump roast was tough and very chewy. The bottom of the round was more to my liking. I plan on trying eye of the round and top of the round when they go on sale. Try the rump roast and see, you may like it, I didn't-won't be using it again.

  4. Any lean roast will work great. I've used top round, bottom round, eye of round.  The cheaper the better.

    I just used a pork loin for the first time and let my family taste test it without telling them what it was. They had no idea it was pork and at $1.88/lb at Sam's club, this will become my new jerky meat. Very lean and usually no fat or cartilage running through it. Same texture as beef when dehydrated, just a lighter color unless you really hit it with the smoke or a dark seasoning or marinade. 
  5. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

  6. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Eye of round is my favorite...remember to get the leanest cut and trim as much excess fat as possible.

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