Jerky in the smoker

Discussion in 'Beef' started by badger, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Marinaded a sliced tri-tip roast overnight and just put it in the smoker. Question is; what cuts do you guys use for jerky? I've heard flank and top round it the general choice but was wondering what alternatives you've tired and like. I know tri-tip is not the best choice (not lean enough) but it was all I had.
  2. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Top Round & Flank is what I've used before.
  3. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks good! I use London Broil, got a local butcher who makes me a good deal.
  4. Slanted 88 gives good advice. Find london broil on sale. Plus it is the perfect thickness to slice up.
  5. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    A grocery store close to me has Top Round Lond Broil on sale, buy 1 get 1 free @ $4.79 .lb
  6. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Isn't London Broil a recipe, not a cut of meat? Traditionally made with flank steak? These butchers these days will do anything to sell meat.

    I use top round with great success, even bottom round.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yes mg your right-but years ago londen broil hit the meat cases,I use it or and round on sale
  8. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have had good luck with bottom round roasts but I agree with 88 that london broil works well and Fish is right you can usually find them buy one get one free.
  9. Usualy I go to Cash n Carry and get a whole top round, about #20+/-, and cut it into roasts or whatever, depending on what Im gonna do with it. Its normally about $2/# that way.

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