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Swen's Smokehouse Beef Jerky Recipe
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Swen's Smokehouse Beef Jerky

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"While messing around one night trying to figure out a new recipe my husband created this and everyone loved it!"

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Original recipe makes 1 pound Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    14 hrs 30 mins


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cranberry-grape juice, teriyaki sauce, hot sauce, steak sauce, brown sugar, and black pepper in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the flank steak, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours.
  2. Remove the flank steak from the marinade and wipe off the excess. Place the flank steak onto the wire racks of the smoker. It is ok if the meat is touching, but to not stack.
  3. Place the racks into a smoker, and smoke according to manufacturer's directions, using 4 pans of wood chips (1 pan per hour) until the jerky has dried and will break when bent, 6 to 8 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 18, 2008


Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2012

If you like a sweeter jerky, you might like this. I prefer a more "store-bought" jerky taste.


9 Ratings

Mar 02, 2009

Awesome Jerky Marinade! The flavors meld well together. Its a little sweet, a little smokey, and a little spicy. We are very discriminating and this is our family's favorite. We marinate london broil overnight and put in food dehydrator the following day.

Jul 26, 2010

I tried this and loved it. Actually what caught my eye, was the fact that you are from Cresent City Ca. I was born in Arcats and lived in Cresent city when I was younger. Went to Pine Grove and St. Josephs. That made me try your recipie! Celeste

Jun 11, 2011

yes 5* beef jerky!!!...i followed the ingreds as stated and marinated sliced sirloin steak for about 30 hours...smoked it for about 5-6 hours...i had to use maple chips coz that is all i had for now...PERFECT...dh really liked it!!! will forsure make it again...thanks for sharing this recipe...

Jun 17, 2012

This jerky recipe is by far the best I have ever made!

May 21, 2015

This was the first thing I made in my electric smoker and it was AMAZING! I sliced the meat a little too thick (rookie mistake), but it still didn't last more than 2 hours with just me eating it and I'm not even a big guy. It's not as sweet as you might think, it has just the right blend of flavors. The steak sauce is key! I used A1 and hickory wood chips, smoked at 160 degrees. I will never buy beef jerky again and am going to be making this again this weekend, I am even going to make twice the amount. This is an amazing recipe!

Jan 23, 2015

5 stars even though I used this as a 'guide'. I don't own a smoker but use my dehydrator. I cut recipe in 1/2 although I had close to 2 lb rump roast sliced using my electric slicer (crosscut). I used low sodium soy sauce & 1/4 C of Worst. I didn't have the cran/grape juice so used 1/4 C orange juice I had reduced down. Also added tsp of orange and lime zest. Because I don't have a smoker and don't like Teriyaki ~ I subbed that with 1/4 C of Pecan liquid smoke. Didn't have steak sauce so didn't use. I did however throw in onion and garlic powder, red pepper flakes and 1 T of minced Habanero as I like heat. I did mix the marinade and let it sit overnight before adding to sliced up meat in large zip bag. Marinaded meat for 48 hours turning occasionally. Wow! I wrote all this so I'd remember what I did for next time and possibly give others some ideas with this decent jerky marinade you can play with. I really liked my added citrus twang. Wish I had a smoker to 'cook' this jerky in. Thanks K & E's Mommy for the base recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 5423 mg
  • 217%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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