This will be part of a two part blog post on smoking beef jerky. This post will cover the prep and marinading of the eye of round roast I cut into slices. The first thing I did to prep for marinating overnight was trimming the excess fat cap off the roast. This is the fat on the meat that does not render while cooking. Once I cleaned up the roast I sliced it into 1/4 inch thick slices.
I then mixed the following ingredients together to make my marinade.
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce
- 1 tbs chili powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs ground mustard
- 1 tbs kosher salt
- 1 tbs fresh ground black pepper
I transferred the meat to a gallon sized Ziplock bag and worked the marinade into the meat. It is now sitting in my refrigerator marinating overnight. I am planning on smoking it tomorrow in the early evening. I will be posting part 2 of this recipe tomorrow.