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Smoked Beef Jerky

  • Author: Kelly Cahoon


This Smoked Beef Jerky is flavored with fresh orange juice, ginger beer, teriyaki, and brown sugar and is SO great. Perfect for all those socially distanced hikes, beach days, and outings



  • Bottom round sliced THIN ( about 10-12 slices)
  • 12oz Ginger beer (I used Bundaberg)
  • 1/4C Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1T Hot Honey (I used Bee Local)
  • 1 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1T BBQ Rub (something sweet)
  • 1/4 C Fresh Orange Juice


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the Ginger Beer, Teriyaki, Honey, Brown Sugar, BBQ Rub, and Orange juice. Whisk on medium heat until reduced by HALF. ( you don’t need to stir the entire time, but keep an eye on it cause it’ll boil over!)
  2. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  3. After the marinade is fully cooled, cover the meat completely and refrigerate at least 6 hours
  4. When you’re ready to start cooking, set your smoker to (180F) with super smoke, if you have it.
  5. Shake any excess marinade off of the slices and place directly on the grates. Smoke for about 3 hours, flipping halfway through. They’ll look dark and shiny, but not wet or juicy when done.