Smoked Sweet & Spicy Beef Jerky

September 07, 2020 0 Comments

Today I will show you how I make homemade Sweet & Spicy Beef Jerky on my Pit Boss Pellet Grill. Of course this recipe will work on any smoker and this technique will work with any flavor. The Pit Boss Pellet Grill is perfect for smoking jerky due to its capability to run a low temperatures.

Sweet & Spicy Beef Jerky

Purchasing beef jerky can be quite expensive, but if you are willing to invest some time you can make jerky at a very reasonable cost.


  • 2 lb London Broil Beef Roast
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp dried ginger
  • 1 cup Sriracha
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • ¼ rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Recipe Instructions

  1. Slice beef into 1/4" strips.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl or Ziploc bag.
  3. Add the sliced beef strips.
  4. Mix well, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight for 24 hours.
  5. The next day, remove the beef strips from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. If you do not pat dry your time in the smoker will be longer.
  6. Heat the Pit Boss (or your smoker) using your favorite wood pellets to 190 degrees F. I used cherry pellets.
  7. Place the beef strips on the Pit Boss grates and leave some space between each beef strip.
  8. Smoke the beef strips until you can bend the jerky and it cracks, but does not break into. For my cook today the total cook time was 5.5 hours.
  9. Remove from the Pit Boss, enjoy some jerky and keep the remaining jerky in the refrigerator.

 Watch our video to see all of the detailed jerky steps.

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